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 free summer program includes college readiness workshops, resource connection events, and opportunities for strengthening supportive networks. As a result of attending MIH, students will feel more equipped to develop and initiate their post-secondary education plans. Make It Happen! 2017 will be on June 27-29, 2017 at the University of Puget Sound. 

MIH Registration is now closed. Confirmation emails including information about transportation will be sent to participants and caregivers June 7 - June 16. 

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 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 in order to build a community with those who share similar experiences.

Counselors, 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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