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Fostering S.T.A.R.S.

Students Transforming, Achieving and Realizing Success
Fostering S.T.A.R.S offers support and resources to foster youth alumni ages (15-20) to improve college graduation and career achievement rates.

What We Do

The Fostering Stars Program is a Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) grant-funded program providing:

  • Life Skills Coaches
  • Individual Mentors
  • Community Outreach
  • Support Services
  • Group Activities

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must be between the ages of 15 - 20 years old.
  • Students must have been eligible for Youth in Transition funding when foster care case was open (case may still be open.)
  • Students must have been in an eligible foster care or non-secure delinquency placement supervised by the MDHHS at 14 years of age or older.

517-483-9625 with questions regarding eligibility.

About Fostering S.T.A.R.S.

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The Fostering S.T.A.R.S. Program provides a wonderful opportunity and a supportive network for students currently engaged in or aging out of the foster care system. Some of the services provided in this program include: advising, academic support,community outreach, transportation assistance, specific emergency assistance, care-packages, one-on-one mentoring, group membership and networking opportunities. Additionally, students involved in this program will be able to connect with an independent life skills coach who is trained in providing guidance, empowerment and improvement in all areas of life. A life skills coach seeks to empower others by helping them make, meet and exceed goals. They work to improve outcomes for students by tapping into their full potential and shedding new light on difficult life situations.

The Fostering S.T.A.R.S. Team

J Munley

Coordinator Fostering STARS

Kaila Herin Stevens

Coordinator Fostering Stars

Required Courses

ACAD 101 - First year Experience

Campus Partners

Support Services at Lansing Community College

Susan Muma, Associate Dean of Center for Student Support
Gannon Building - StarZone - Campus Resources Desk
Phone: (517) 483-1924