Fostering Achievement Network

Fostering Achievement Network (Ohio Reach)

The purpose-driven Fostering Achievement Network (FAN) offers a unique educational experience for students with lived experience in foster care, kinship care, or any out-of-home placement. FAN provides academic success coaching and support services to eliminate barriers to opportunities and intentional support for students to reach their full potential. The twenty students accepted in FAN will be invited to participate in the FAN EAP and receive resources and guidance as they transition to becoming a Buckeye.

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Program information

Eligibility Requirements

  • Identify as someone with lived experience in foster care, kinship care, or any out-of-home placement.
  • Must enroll in at least six semester hours at The Ohio State University, Columbus campus.

Benefits

  • Social Engagement Activities
  • You will be paired with a Peer Resource Navigator who will help with navigating Ohio State and making connections on campus.
  • Academic Success Coaching
  • Access to Supplemental Academic Services such as ODI's Tutoring Program and ODI's Supplemental Instruction, via ODI's Academic Services
  • Access to Scholarship and Financial Aid Counseling via ODI's Scholarship Services
  • Potential for additional scholarship opportunities.
  • Invitations to ODI events
  • Connection to other ODI-affiliated programs, initiatives, and services
  • Global education support
  • Program-specific federal work-study opportunities