Resources for Students

Please use the links and information below to help you access various resources that may be helpful for youth who have experienced foster care.

  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): UM-Flint's counseling center provides free and confidential counseling as well as accessibility services to UM-Flint students.
  • Education and Training Voucher (ETV): Information about the ETV program in Michigan as well as application materials.
  • Foster Care Transition Toolkit (US Department of Education): A comprehensive toolkit that addresses many potential needs of students who have experienced foster care.
  • Foster Closet of Genesee County: The Foster Closet of Genesee County provides FREE items to youth of any age who are active in the foster care system. The Foster Closet carries a wide variety of items, such as clothes, shoes, and personal care items, and their contact information is listed on this page if you would like to access their services.
  • Fostering Futures Scholarship: Information related to the Fostering Futures Scholarship with a link to the application.
    • Note: The 2017-2018 Fostering Futures Scholarship application period is now open! The deadline to apply is June 30th, 2017. Late applications are NOT accepted.
  • Fostering Success Michigan: Fostering Success Michigan is a statewide initiative that aims to increase access and success in higher education and post-college careers for students with experience in foster care. This website contains many resources for students who have experienced care at a variety of grade levels, supportive adults, and professionals.
  • Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative (MYOI): An overview of the services that MYOI provides for participating youth. A document with a list of all MYOI county contacts is also included at the bottom of this page
  • Tuition Incentive Program (TIP): An overview of TIP along with a fact sheet that includes eligibility information and a link to the TIP application.
  • Youth in Transition (YIT): A description of YIT eligibility criteria and what expenses YIT funds may cover for eligible youth.