Expanding the Possibilities

Offering Support to Students from Foster Care

The Wright State University Independent Scholars Network (ISN) is a program for admitted Wright State University students who have been impacted by foster care. This program offers a bridge to students who emancipate from foster care or disengage from the adoption process into their new home at Wright State. ISN offers a wide range of services, including help with living arrangements and employment opportunities.

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Meet a Wright State Independent Scholar

"When I aged out of the foster system, I moved straight to Wright State. Being a former foster child, I had nowhere to go during breaks. See, we're not allowed to go back to where we were. Dan Bertsos (director, Residence Services) and others at Wright State helped me to be sure I always had someplace to stay. They saw things in me I couldn't see. I've learned a lot about myself and have become a leader, helping other foster kids find their way to college and to break the cycle of foster care."

Adrian M. McLemore
Foster Care Alumni Association of America—Ohio Chapter

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