On-campus resources for foster children

Michigan continues to make big improvements in the state’s foster care system, and the latest one involves college. Michigan Radio recently reported that The Michigan Department of Human Services has given out seven grants to local universities. The grants will be used to pay on-campus coaches who will work with students from the foster care system.

“These students all have experienced various things coming through the foster care system, and when they walk onto college campuses, we wanted them to have the kinds of supports that other children might have,” said Director of Children’s Services Steve Yaeger.

The next step after high school – usually college or work – can be daunting and it’s hard for many of us to imagine going through it without the support of our families. I’m glad to see that the state is making an effort to put former foster children on somewhat equal footing.

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