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 Foster Youth

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Bridging the divide between foster care and higher education.

The purpose of the Foster Youth Student Success Initiative is to increase college attendance and completion rates among students aging out of the foster care system. The Bridging Success Initiative focuses on three main areas:

Retention
Maricopa Community Colleges is creating supportive environments at all of its locations. There are staff dedicated to supporting students aging out of foster care, so students can stay focused on completing their goals.

Degree Completion
Completing a degree/certificate leads to greater overall earning potential. Our students will have the support they need to succeed in higher education, no matter what goals they have.

Transfer
Going to a new school is not easy. Not only do our students gain the education and skills they need to transfer to a four-year school, they have the opportunity to connect with the staff from Arizona State Universities Bridging Success Program. This connection will support a smooth transfer to the university.

Foster youth students will have access to Chandler-Gilbert's many resources, including tutoring, academic counseling, career planning, skill development, and additional support services. Chandler-Gilbert can help with:
  • Health and Well-Being
  • Employment
  • Housing Resources
  • Transportation
  • Mentoring and Affiliation Opportunities
  • Financing Your Education
  • I Need Help With More Than One Thing
Elizabeth Scott
Elizabeth Scott
Administrative Specialist Senior
Student Affairs
480-732-7184
Cynthia Johnson
Cynthia Johnson
Student Services Specialist
Admissions & Records
(480) 726-4215
Katie Haar
Katie Haar
Program Supervisor | Service Learning
Service-Learning & Civic Engagement Program / Student Life & Leadership
(480) 732-7150
Kim Kocak
Kim Kocak
Student Services Specialist Sr
Student Life & Leadership
(480) 988-8525
Melissa Romero
Melissa Romero
Student Services Sr.
CGCC-Financial Aid
(480) 732-7304
Monique Seleen
Monique Seleen
Academic Advisor
Academic Advisement
(480) 988-8023
Yvette Strickling
Yvette Strickling
Program Analyst, Student Rights and Responsibilities
Student Affairs
(480) 732-7310
Christina Mason
Christina Mason
Student Services Analyst | Academic Advisement
Enrollment Services
(480) 732-7253