wmu seita scholars

Foster Care
8:53 am
Wed May 28, 2014

WSW: Study Finds Racial Disparities in Michigan's Foster System

Class of Seita Scholars at Western Michigan University
Credit Western Michigan University

WestSouthwest with Paul Elam

The report by the Michigan Race Equity Coalition finds minority children are more likely to live in families investigated for abuse and neglect. 

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2:28 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

WSW: From Foster Care to Graduation and Beyond

2013 Fostering Success Summit
Credit Fostering Success, Western Michigan University

WestSouthwest with Maddy Day

A statewide summit on foster care and a special movie screening are being held this week in Kalamazoo. 

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1:50 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Western Michigan University program helps foster children through college

Lead in text: 
Bridge Magazine looks at WMU's Seita Scholars and other programs helping foster children.
BEATING THE ODDS: Nikki Jenks spent years in foster homes, a background that traditionally has meant a lower likelihood of a college future. But Jenks is attending Western Michigan University and thriving, thanks to an innovative program that extends support to former foster children.