Child welfare professionals are invited to a training that will cover educational supports available for students who have experienced foster care. The 2017 SUPPORTING EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS event will be held at 4 different locations on the following dates (click on the date to register):
- Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT): Western Wayne DHHS, 27540 Michigan Ave., Inkster, MI 48141
- Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT): Kent County DHHS, 121 Franklin SE, 3rd Floor Rooms G&H, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
- Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT): Ingham County DHHS, 5303 Cedar St., Room A, Lansing, MI 48911
- Friday, May 19, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT): Bridge Vista Beach Hotel and Conference Center, Michigan Room, 1027 S. Huron Ave., Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Ann Rossi, Education Departmental Analyst with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, will provide education policy updates, both state and federal. This will include new requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Acts (ESSA) and how this is being implemented in Michigan. Ann will include discussion on other policy manual updates for education, with an emphasis on requirements of the Implementation, Sustainability and Exit Plan (ISEP) and other state reporting.
Tanya Maki, ETV Coordinator with Samaritas, will discuss the Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program. ETV program eligibility, history, and application guidelines will be discussed. An overview of post-secondary resources and campus support programs for students who have experienced foster care will also be given.
Jennifer Maurer, Departmental Analyst with the Michigan Department of Treasury, will provide an in-depth look into Michigan’s financial aid programs; including the Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) and the Fostering Futures Scholarship (FFS). Jennifer will also demonstrate the State’s new Web portal for students which can be used to complete the TIP application and review eligibility for State financial aid programs. In addition, Jennifer will review the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and how the FAFSA impacts students who have experienced foster care.
We hope you can make it!