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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. 

Getting to Know Kristen F.!

Each month, Fostering Success Michigan features a Student Spotlight that celebrates the accomplishments and achievements of students with experience in foster care who are in one of 12 higher education support programs in Michigan. Do you know a student to spotlight? We would love to hear from you!

Nikki Jenks

To me goals are meant to be reached, almost like a promise to one’s self that they will make themselves a better person one step at a time.

Brittney Grant

I have to remember that I am stronger than I think. I have made it through many obstacles and I’m a fighter, a survivor.

Beatriz Jacinto-Ventura

Everything I went through before coming to the United States made me strong and gave me the motivation to succeed in life.

Courtney Smith

When you know who you are, no one can convince you of who you are not. I’m secure. I’m loved. I’m confident. I’m capable. I’m free. I’m worthy.

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