Meet the Changemakers: Brea

Brea is a Changemaker attending Grand Valley State University studying Social Work. 

Brea Buchan is a junior at Grand Valley State University, pursuing her Bachelor’s in Social Work. Brea aspires to work in the foster care system to make a difference in the lives of at-risk children, and break the cycle of abuse and neglect in their lives. She is currently a Fostering Success Michigan Changemaker at GVSU through Educate Tomorrow.

Brea has conquered several obstacles along the way including being a ward of the state, having experience in foster care, and having been adopted. Those obstacles did not stop her from achieving many of her goals and dreams.

To Brea’s knowledge she is the first in her biological family to attend college. When she is not at school she is a full time server at Northside Pub in North Muskegon during the fall and winter and The Gate House on Mackinac Island during the summer.
Brea believes hard work and dedication is the key to success and in helping her to achieve her goals. In her free time, Brea enjoys spending time with her family, camping, traveling, and experiencing new cultures.

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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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