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Policy Perspective by Arielle D.

This blog series highlights the experiences of Arielle D. as she learns about how to use her voice and story to advocate for policy change in foster care! Follow Arielle as she shares her experiences testifying before a Michigan House Committee hearing and shadowing lawmakers during National Foster Youth Shadow Day and Michigan's first Legislative Shadow Day!  

Inspirational Quick Speak! By Gabriella M.

Inspirational Quick Speak is a blog that focuses on staying positive, motivated and trying to always see the better half in all situations. Most people only see things in black and white, but I love to waddle through the grey. Yes, it does exist! We experience so much in our lifetime, and even more with the youth of today. Young people who have experienced foster care no longer have to feel like no one understands what it’s like. I do. I’ve seen, I’ve heard, it’s happened to me too. This blog is for me to reach the other youth who are like me, and I like them. We’re in this…

Self Care After Foster Care by Rachel S.: What does it look like?

Finding ways to take care of yourself amidst the demands and stress of college is very important to success! Rachel S. knows what this is all about...and is not afraid to break it down to you in a honest and real way! Check out Part TWO of Rachel's three part blog series on Self Care After Foster Care!

Sharaya’s 5 Tips to Graduate School: Series Three

Sharaya S. is a first year graduate student majoring in Education at Wayne State Univeristy. Join Sharaya as she hosts a three part series blog giving tips and personal experiences on how to successfully transition into graduate school!

Sharaya’s 5 Tips to Graduate School: Series Two

Sharaya S. is a first year graduate student majoring in Education at Wayne State Univeristy. Join Sharaya as she hosts a three part series blog giving tips and personal experiences on how to successfully transition into graduate school!

Part Two: Quick Tips to Stop Stressing

Meet Victoria W.! She has written a two part blog entry for FSM this month about Stress. Part One of Victoria's blog, "Stress and the Job Search" is featured within the FSM 2017 March monthly edition of the newsletter.

Where to Vacate on your Vacay

Meet Alecia D.! She is a second year student at Ferris State University, and is majoring in Human Resource Management with an additional two minors in International Business and Economics.

FAFSA and Other Life Lessons

Hello all, my name is Damonta' M. and I am a senior studying Criminal Justice with a focus on corrections and community based programs. I have attended Ferris State University for the past 4 years and have played Football and ran Track over my years, I actually love school I have studied abroad in Amsterdam, Netherlands. I am family oriented and when I graduate in May I plan to either play professional football or continue school and get my masters. 

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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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