Educational Success

College Student Support

Those in foster care with lived experience should be able to explore and meet their educational goals after high school. Foster Success provides the assistance and support to help you achieve your dreams.

Our coordinators are available to assist students how to navigate their higher education experience through monthly one-on-one meetings. They have access to key contacts on campus and can support students’ work through financial aid issues and are able to provide guidance when making academic decisions such as when to drop a class or remain. They also help administer Education and Training Voucher (ETV) funds.

Our Education Coordinators are divided by region and can be contacted by clicking on their names below:

Erin Enoch

Erin Enoch

Education Regional Coordinator (Central and Southern Indiana)


Leona Gray

Leona Gray

Education Regional Coordinator (Northwest Indiana and Out of State)


Lesley Jones Sessler

Lesley Jones Sessler

Education Regional Coordinator (Northeastern Indiana)


Amber wearing college tshirt

“Meeting with my Education Coordinator helped me realize that there is someone out there who cares about me and how I do in school. Meeting with my coordinator helped me strive for the best grades I can get because I knew I would be praised during our meetings.”

– Amber Z. showing off her college tee

All Educational Success Programs

Education & Training Voucher (ETV) Indiana

The ETV program helps teens and young adults go to college or complete a training program. The ETV Program currently offers additional benefits during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Education & Training Voucher (ETV) Mississippi

Foster Success currently distributes funding for the ETV program in Mississippi.

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.

Fostering Higher Education

The Fostering Higher Education (FHE) is an ongoing college readiness program designed to help those who have experienced foster care as they transition from high school into college.

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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