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:
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.
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.
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
- Housing Resources
- Mentoring and Affiliation Opportunities
- Financing Your Education
- I Need Help With More Than One Thing