Student Stories

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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Fostering Success Michigan is a program of Educate Tomorrow 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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