This is a new program at the University of Michigan-Flint (UM-Flint) designed to provide services for students age 18 to 25 that are in foster care, were formerly in foster care, or are transitioning out of foster care. This program provides a wrap-around approach with professional staff that includes visits with a Life Skills Coach, Mentors, and Advisors that are standing by to help the student meet their educational goals and to succeed with their goals. A Student Handbook provides assistance with processes, procedures, and on/off campus resources. Advocates at the University can help the student with academic advising, career counseling, tutoring, mentoring, financial aid, housing, transportation, and more!
- Youth 14 and older who were active in the foster care system
- Youth 14 and older with an open Juvenile Justice (JJ) case, provided they are in an approved DHS placement
- Youth 18 to 21 who have been in foster care on or after their 14th birthday, but are no longer under DHS supervision
- If adopted, were adopted from foster care on or after their 16th birthday
- Have a high school diploma or GED
- Education & Training Voucher
- Emergency Funds
- Help with Resources
- And More...
The UM-Flint’s Mpowering My Success is a state funded program that will assist the young adult in removing obstacles while helping them understand their role in personal growth, career preparation, financial management, and academic success. In addition, Mpowering My Success will provide wrap-around support services throughout a student’s academic stay.
For more information about the program click the link below or contact Cindy Nelson-Pouget at (810) 762 – 3219.