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December 1, 2012

New grant will help support foster youth in college


When a child grows up in the foster care system, they face some unique challenges as college students. They may lack the financial and emotional support their classmates get from families. The Michigan Department of Human Services is trying help them out. They awarded seven universities in Michigan shares of an $800,000 grant. The money will pay on-campus coaches at Wayne State University, Michigan State University, Baker College of Flint, Ferris State University, Saginaw Valley University, Eastern Michigan University and the University of Michigan-Flint who will work with former foster youth.


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