Eligibility

UM-Flint students who are under the age of 21 and meet one of the following criteria may be eligible for the Mpowering My Success Program:

  • Student was in foster care on or after their 14th birthday
  • Student was adopted from foster care on or after their 16th birthday
  • Student was in a non-secure delinquency placement supervised by DHHS on or after their 14th birthday

Students who have experienced foster care but do not meet at least one of the above criteria are still eligible for some services through the Mpowering My Success program.

 

What We Provide

In partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Mpowering My Success is an on campus program at UM-Flint that is dedicated to providing wrap-around support services to students who have experienced foster care. Students who meet eligibility requirements and become involved in the program receive access to a wide variety of resources, including:

  • Regular meetings with a Masters Level Life Skills Coach
  • 24/7 Emergency on-call support
  • Financial assistance and annual emergency funds
  • Life Skills Workshops
  • Referrals to both on and off campus resources as necessary
  • Regular meetings with assigned mentor
  • On campus housing during school breaks if needed
  • Assistance as needed when applying for Education and Training Voucher (ETV), Fostering Futures Scholarship, etc.

The Mpowering My Success program staff are dedicated to assisting program participants reach both their educational and personal goals. Contact us today if you would like more information!

More Information

To request more information about the Mpowering My Success program, refer someone you know for eligibilty verification, or contact Mpowering My Success with any other questions, you may fill out this form.

Additionally, you may contact Mpowering My Success via email or by dialing (810) 762-3219 or (810) 424-5677 Monday through Friday from 8:00am - 5:00pm.