Welcome to Fostering Success

Welcome to Fostering Success

Fostering Success is a program focused on building community on campus for students who have experienced the foster care system, housing insecurity or homelessness, and those who are unaccompanied youth. We offer mentoring with undergraduate students who are also participants in the program and individualized support for our student participants. Our support structure of peer-to-peer mentorship with access to professional support staff, referrals, and targeted resources and our commitment to evolving based on the needs of our participants provides a unique space for UA students to overcome their individual barriers and gain the confidence to pursue academic, personal and professional success. 

Traditionally, the UA culture is one that challenges what's accepted to get better answers. We take pride in challenging the obstacles our Fostering Success students face and gladly work toward a better future for each one. We truly are one big family and our greatest moments are when our students develop the confidence to become a voice of advocacy for themselves and others and when those voices are heard. When the going gets tough, the tough Bear Down!

Youth in/were in Foster Care at any time UA applications & admissions process
Homeless and housing insecure students All things FAFSA, ETV, and Financial Aid
YOTO (Youth on Their Own) Students Connections to campus & community resources
High School students & GED earners Finding a community of love, friendship, and support
UA Faculty & Staff who want to help Professional networking
Foster Care teams & Case Managers Developing self-advocacy skills
Mentors & supportive adults Navigating university processes
High School Counselors Learning how to get the most fun out of campus!!

Getting a college degree is life changing... The average lifetime earning of a Bachelor's degree holder is 84% more than that earned by high school graduates.
- The College Payoff

Average Lifetime Earnings by Education Level

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For Fostering Success students, this impact is felt by our entire community. To learn more, please contact our Fostering Success team. To show your support click on the red DONATE button at the top right of this window.

The University of Arizona sits on the original homelands of indigenous peoples who have stewarded this land since time immemorial. Aligning with the university’s core value of a diverse and inclusive community, it is an institutional responsibility to recognize and acknowledge the people, culture and history that make up the Wildcat community. At the institutional level, it is important to be proactive in broadening awareness throughout campus to ensure our students feel represented and valued.