Make It Happen! 2018

Make It Happen!  is a three-day, two-night college campus experience for young people from the Washington state foster care system. The free summer program includes college readiness workshops, resource connection events, and opportunities for strengthening supportive networks. MIH is for three tracks: rising high school juniors, seniors and incoming college freshmen. Every track offers different information about going to college, so students can return year after year. As a result of attending MIH, students will feel more equipped to develop and initiate their post-secondary education plans. 

Make It Happen! 2018 will be on June 27-29, 2018 at University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. Students attending MIH from the Spokane region will travel to Tacoma on June 26. Transportation is provided.

MIH registration is now closed.

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:

  • Applying to college.
  • Financial aid and scholarships.
  • Colleges in Washington state.
  • College support programs and services available to foster youth across Washington state.
  • How to connect your education to career opportunities.
  • Helpful tips to succeed once in college.

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

Counselors, staff and volunteers —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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