Campus-based Programs Focused on Students from Foster Care
One of Positive Pathways' main objectives is to identify public colleges and universities where there is an urgent need for a dedicated program to serve students using the DCF Tuition and Fee Exemption. Fortunately, a number of college and universities with high numbers of students in this category have established programs to work with this population. The leaders of these programs are experienced liaisons and active members of the Positive Pathways network. They are willing to answers questions related to your work with this population of students.
Educate Tomorrow @ Miami Dade College
Educate Tomorrow at Miami Dade College is a student support program that supports MDC students from foster youth, as well as homeless, unaccompanied or other disadvantaged youth. We also help students who receive the Department of Children and Families tuition waiver. We offer academic support and mentoring services through our Changemaker Corps Peer Mentor Program with the goal of creating a strong network of support, streamlined academic and financial advising, and access to services in the community in order to increase academic progress and graduation rates. For more information click here.
The Fostering Achievement Fellowship Program
The Fostering Achievement Fellowship Program was established to address the overwhelming need for a comprehensive support structure to assist foster youth in making the transition from a structured foster care program to independent young adulthood. The Fellowship program will provide financial, academic, and social support to assist college bound youth aging out of foster care pursue a college education. These supports come in many forms, including individual and group meetings, the creation of educational plans, as well as the continued linkage of resources both within the TCC community and the Tallahassee community at large. For more information click here.
Educate Tomorrow at FAU
The Educate Tomorrow at FAU Program is a student support program designed to support FAU students who receive the DCF or homeless tuition waiver. We provide students with wrap around support services from admission to graduation, with a goal of creating a strong foundation of support, academic coaching and advising, and access to services on and off campus in order to increase academic progress and graduation rates.For more information click here.
The Unconquered Scholars Program
The Unconquered Scholars Program provides an array of support services promoting overall success to youth who experienced foster care, homelessness, relative care, or ward of the State status. Many Scholars have faced profound hardships during childhood that may increase their risk of leaving academia without a degree. In fact, research indicates former foster youth are far less likely to earn a degree than their non-foster care peers. Florida State University is committed to meeting the unique needs of Unconquered students so they experience the long-term professional and personal benefits associated with educational attainment.For more information click here.
The Knight Alliance Network
The Knight Alliance Network provides foster care alumni students with support as they transition to become successful students at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The program demystifies the college experience, assist students navigate through the university landscape, and help to prepare them to succeed UCF and beyond. For more information click here.
Fostering Panther Pride
Florida International University’s Fostering Panther Pride (FPP) program offers tailored academic and support services to students identified as formerly in foster care or homeless.
Launched in 2013, the primary goal of FPP is to assist former foster care youth and homeless students in their transition to FIU, their retention and graduation, and their pursuit of securing employment or graduate studies upon receiving their bachelor’s degree.
Program Director, Fostering Panther Pride,
Office of Student Access & Success Florida International University
305-348- 6106 |firstname.lastname@example.org