UA Fostering Success is a campus community for students that are or have been in foster care, are struggling with homelessness, and for those that do not have a natural support system in their life. Our program began in its pilot phase with a small cohort of students in Fall 2017. The official program rollout will occur at the start of the Fall 2018 semester. While our primary goal is to support UA students through their journey of earning a degree, we strive to reach out to high school students across the state of Arizona to discuss college for their future. Service providers and state-sponsored support systems for youth experiencing foster care are generally overwhelmed, understaffed and concerned with the most basic needs of each youth they serve. Fostering Success serves these youth as the voice encouraging each youth to dream big, and helping each of them develop a plan to realize that dream!
We provide a space for each individual to be heard, to learn, and to grow in the way that suits them best. Each Fostering Success community member is connected with a peer advisor that works one on one with them toward individual academic, career, and social goals and to help them overcome their own unique barriers. Our most fundamental objective is to connect our students with the campus and broader community resources that could make the difference in their ability to be successful as a college student. Fostering Success participants then have the opportunity to move into a peer advisor role and take on a leadership role within the program.
It is our sincere commitment to empower each student to realize the transformative and equalizing value of education and to welcome them into the Wildcat Family! BEAR DOWN!
If you are a UA student, or interested in becoming a UA student and would benefit from guidance and support from the Fostering Success team, please click on the red join button on the top right of this screen. If you are a UA staff or faculty member or a supportive adult working with a student that would benefit from Fostering Success involvement, please refer to the CONTACT US link in the "About" menu. A staff member will follow up with you after receiving your information.