Seita Scholars Program
Seven Priorities for Program Development
- Develop, describe and evaluate the Seita Scholars Program model of student development, growth and transition for local and national applications.
- Build strategies to strengthen the identity of students as a community of scholars within WMU’s student and alumni populations through peer leadership development, program events, and partnerships with other student-benefiting units on campus and organizations in the community.
- Cultivate skill-based career preparation through work study employment, career mentors and other career-enhancing opportunities.
- Research and develop course-based learning strategies that promote healing, life-long learning and healthy transition from traumatic childhood to thriving young adulthood.
- Utilize technology to enhance program operations, such as information management, data reporting, and student engagement.
- Create public relations and educational materials about the Seita Scholars Program at WMU to raise awareness about challenges and strategies for foster youth in higher education.
- Research and develop training and workshops for educators and foster- care professionals to better prepare foster youth for success in higher education.