Make it Happen! 2017

Make it Happen!  is a three-day, two-night college campus experience for youth in and alumni of the Washington state foster care system. The event is full of information on what getting into and going to college is all about. The next Make it Happen! is scheduled for June 28 - 30, 2016 at University of Puget Sound.  The deadline to register online and submit consent forms is extended to Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Make it Happen! is a free event for any eligible student interested in attending. 

If you have questions please contact College Success Foundation at or by phone at 425.213.5888.

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Together we’ll learn about:

  • Learning about many of the colleges in Washington state.
  • Applying to college.
  • Financial aid and scholarships.
  • The support programs available to foster youth across the state.
  • How to connect your education to career opportunities.
  • Helpful tips to succeed once in college and other life skills that all young adults need when moving out on their own.
  • And much more!

Although our top priority is for youth who attend to learn about college, there is fun stuff too! In addition to the workshops, youth who attend will participate in team-building activities and will be given free time with other participants, peer mentors and staff in order to build a community with those who share similar experiences.

Peer mentors, staff, volunteers and inspiring speakers—many of whom were in foster care themselves—will work together in support of all youth who attend to achieve their higher education goals.

We hope to see you there!

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Contact College Success Foundation at or by phone at 425.213.5888.

Thank you for your interest in attending Make It Happen! 2016. Registration is now closed. The deadline to register was June 1, 2016. For information on the waitlist and late registration process, please contact

If you registered for Make it Happen! prior to the June 1 deadline, you should receive an email confirmation regarding bus transportation by Friday, June 8.  You will also receive a letter in the mail with the same information. If you have questions or concerns please contact College Success Foundation at or by phone at 425.213.5888.