Posted on Apr 17th, 2018
Join Western Michigan University's Center for Fostering Success at the Capitol in Lansing! Students and staff from campus-based support programs will have the opportunity to meet with legislators, thank them for their support, celebrate success in higher education, and advocate for continued support. Space is limited, registration required!
Posted on Feb 26th, 2018
TAKE CHARGE! 2018 Michigan Teen Conference:
Wednesday-Thursday June 20-21, 2018 at Saginaw Valley State University
Registrations and full payment must be received by Samaritas by May 30, 2018
Do you know a youth in Foster Care or Independent Living or Young Adult Voluntary
Posted on Jul 26th, 2017
Foster Care who needs to learn about money management, employment, educational
opportunities, health and wellness, or housing? If you do, then help them begin the registration process for the 2018 Michigan Teen Conference.
Join us this Fall of 2017! We will be hosting seven FSM Community Collaborative events which will be held once per month throughout the 2017-2018 school year in MDHHS offices in each of the FSM Regions. FSM Community Collaboratives bring together students with experience in foster care, policymakers, professionals, and business leaders in each of the regions to directly connect students and professionals to resources and information.
Posted on May 31st, 2017
The Michigan Senate on Wednesday, May 18th, 2017 approved Senate Resolution 63, which proclaims May as Foster Care Awareness Month in Michigan.
Posted on Apr 4th, 2017
Register today for the Fostering Success Coach Training Level II.
Posted on Mar 21st, 2017
Western Michigan University's Fostering Success Michigan initiative has been cited as a "beacon" for supporting increased college access.
Posted on Nov 22nd, 2016
The Elections are Over. Now What?
By Mina Hong and Michele Corey
As you know, in our wonderful and imperfect democracy that we call the United States of America, citizens recently had the opportunity to vote for elected officials who will make decisions on our behalves. Many, many decisions. And in our imperfect democracy, half of us are excited and half of us are concerned about…
Posted on Aug 25th, 2016
On Friday, August 5th, 2016 the halls of Lansing Community College’s West Campus echoed with energy and excitement surrounding the first ever Michigan Young Leader Advocacy Summit. Youth with experience in foster care gathered to network, share life stories, and advocate for changes in statewide policies that affect them. Through a series of breakout sessions and discussions, youth spoke directly to supportive adults, professionals, policymakers, and influencers on behalf of all young people with experience in foster care. These young leaders shared their experiences and perspectives on how to improve the implementation of policies that affect school stability, extension of foster care support beyond 18, and transition planning for young people who age out of foster care.