Educational Success

Catalyst Summer Bridge Program 2024


The Catalyst Summer Bridge Program is a six and a half week academic experience for those who have experienced foster care to explore college life. Students meet each day to learn the ins and outs of college, engage in college-level coursework, connect with peers, and meet college staff members.

Students who complete the program can earn six college credit hours! They also receive a stipend, a computer and a dorm kit with everything they need to live on campus.

Students who complete the program will earn:

  • Six (6) college credit hours
  • A computer
  • A stipend
  • A dorm kit with essentials for living on campus
  • Enrollment in popular Opportunity Passport™ program
  • Enrollment in Works Wonders® program
Destiny Ellington

“Catalyst was a great opportunity for me to get ahead in college. It was also a great transition from high school to college. But the most beneficial part was being in a group of people that shared similar backgrounds. We are all connected and by the end of Catalyst we were all pretty close. I would say if anyone is considering doing Catalyst, do it, you won’t regret it.”

– Destiny E.

Foster Success | Tiffany Powell

Questions? Contact Tiffany Powell, Assistant Director of Outreach and Engagement - Education   •   317-917-8940, ext. 114   •   317-618-2268

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Education & Training Voucher (ETV) Indiana

The ETV program helps teens and young adults go to college or complete a training program. 

Dorm Funding

Students in a university or college and currently in Collaborative Care (CC) are eligible for housing per diem.

College Student Support

Foster Success provides assistance and support to help college students reach their goals.

Catalyst Summer Bridge

The Catalyst Summer Bridge Program is a six-week experience for those who have experienced foster care to explore college life and earn college credit!


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