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.


Catalyst Starts: June 24 – August 2, 2024


The program is FREE to participate, but you must apply by APRIL 30.


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

Catalyst 2024 Info Sessions:

  • Must pre-register, zoom link will be provided in the registration confirmation
  • Attendance is important to receive valuable information about the program as well as the new application process
  • Students, Foster Parents, Youth Service Providers are all welcome to attend the info sessions


Wednesday, February 7, 2024 

4:00 pm (EST)

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

5:00 pm (EST)

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

4:00 pm (EST)

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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