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Youth in foster care have stronger college access opportunity thanks to Ferris State University President

In line with the Michigan College Access Network’s (MCAN) mission to increase college participation and The New Foster Care’s (TNFC) goal of supporting youth transitioning out of foster care, MCAN and TNFC commend Ferris President David Eisler and his wife Patsy for their recent establishment of the Norris and Irene Johnson Scholarship Endowment. 

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A Note from Dr. Yvonne Unrau, Director, Center for Fostering Success, Western Michigan University

As of Dec 17, 2018, Fostering Success Michigan (FSM) headquarters has moved to its new home, The New Foster Care. The move was first announced in May 2018 (, and is a result of careful and coordinated transition planning. The transfer of FSM is something to celebrate because it is the strategy to continue the work of FSM. This is no small accomplishment for a project funded by time-limited grant support. 

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2018 Michigan Teen Conference

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
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.

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Join us for the FSM Community Collaboratives Fall 2017!

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.

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Fostering Success Michigan is a program of The New Foster Care that aims to increase access and success in higher education and post-college careers for youth with experience in foster care. Learn how you can contribute to building a holistic network that insulates (i.e., strengthens protective factors and reduces risks) the education to career "pipeline." 

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