Publications from the Seita Scholars Program

Webinar from the Seita Scholars Program

On this Webinar, presenters shared an overview of the background of foster care challenges and program start up at WMU, their strategies for building campus-based support services for foster youth and building a community of scholars among foster youth in college. Out of their lessons learned over the past four years, best practices for engaging foster youth in academics and campus activity were identified. Seita scholars who are former foster youth shared their perspectives on the challenges of attending college that are unique to foster youth, what works, and what doesn’t. Presenters included :

  • Yvonne Unrau, Ph.D., Founding Director, Seita Scholars Program, Professor of Social Work
  • Jamie Crandell, M.S.W., Seita Campus Coach, Foster Care Alum
  • Carlos Daniels, Sophomore (Communications), 1st Year Seita Scholar
  • Anthony Ashman, Sophomore (Criminal Justice), 2nd Year Seita Scholar
  • Josie Graham, Junior (Social Work), 4th Year Seita Scholar

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Foster Youth and Higher Education Initiative
Seita Scholars Program
Faunce Student Services, Room 1111
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5302 USA
(269) 387-8362 | (269) 387-8360 Fax


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