Our program is dedicated to helping youth who have experienced foster care and have not been adopted and are attempting to better themselves through Higher Education. The barriers to foster youth receiving an advanced degree or certificate are staggering. There 13,000 foster children in Michigan. Only 50% of foster youth graduate from High School and of those who do, only 10% go on to enroll in College. Even more shocking then these statistics is that only 3% will actually graduate from College. We are committed to providing Life Coaching, mentoring, empowerment and engagement for those students who have chosen the road less traveled and have enrolled at Lansing Community College. We are grant funded but also lack the funds to do more creative and innovative programming. We are hoping with the help if the community that we can strengthen our youth to embrace new opportunities and persevere in their educational goals.