The mission of Mpowering My Success is to provide financial and emotional support as well as mentorship to UM-Flint students who have experienced time in the foster care system. Thus, the program focuses on college access, college success, and life coaching. Our dedicated staff and mentors strive to empower our students to develop, improve, and sustain a variety of independent living skills to cultivate success both inside and outside of the classroom while living in a positive and healthy manner throughout college and beyond.


Mpowering My Success will equip every student in our program with the necessary skills and resources to succeed both in their personal and academic lives.


(810) 762-3219
Mpowering My Success

Kayla Freeman, LMSW

Life Skills Coach

Kayla graduated with her Bachelor of Social Work degree from SVSU in 2014 and her Master of Social Work Degree with a concentration in evidence based trauma treatment from MSU in 2015. During her undergraduate studies, Kayla conducted research on how to improve outcomes for youth who age of out foster care. Findings of this research were presented at a national conference in 2014. Kayla has presented information about how to best support students who have experienced foster care at the state and national level.

Born and raised in Genesee County, Kayla has worked across the state of Michigan in various capacities before returning back to Flint. She has experience providing mental health treatment to a number of populations, advocating for and providing alternative forms of treatment for mental health concerns, and working directly with all ages of youth who have experienced foster care. 

(810) 424-5677
Mpowering My Success

Tynesia Davis

Administrative Assistant

Tynesia Davis has worked with the Mpowering My Success program since 2012. She supports the life skills coach and students who meet program eligibility requirements. Ms. Davis provides general administrative support such as: receiving and responding to routine correspondence, compiling and analyzing basic information for inclusion in reports and presentation materials, event planning and updating website/social media content. Ms. Davis looks forward to answering inquiries regarding the Mpowering My Success program.