Here at Blavin Scholars, we work hard every day to help make college possible for youth aging out of foster care. We know that helping these kids succeed requires far more than just financial assistance; these young people need daily support, encouragement, inspiration, love and hope to make it all the way through college. That’s why our program provides dedicated on-campus professionals, faculty mentors, and dedicated alumni to help these kids succeed. But we are not the only ones making a difference in this area – thankfully there are many great programs, like Fostering Success Michigan, to help those who have aged out make it through college.
Fostering Success Michigan is a statewide initiative that aims to increase awareness, access and success in higher education and post-college careers for youth and alumni of foster care. According to their interactive map – developed with Casey Family Programs – Michigan and California are the top two states providing postsecondary support to young people who have experienced time in foster care. We are proud to be on this map in both Arizona and Michigan and we hope to see many more dots added in the coming years.