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Mentorship Access Guidance in College (MAGIC)


MAGIC is a federally-funded support program on campus that is designed to provide EMU students who were formerly in foster care with the necessary independent living skills to encourage a successful transition into adulthood, completion of a college degree, and career entry.

Our Goals
  • Provide students with an Independent Living Skills Coach to develop a plan to achieve success, graduate from EMU and secure independence
  • Pair students with mentors that have similar career and educational interests
  • Provide a safe and supportive environment for students who were once in foster care
Program Components
  • Monthly workshops based on Casey Life Skills Assessment
  • Periodic study sessions
  • Educational and employment opportunities
  • Support groups
  • Resources
  • Social enrichment activities
  • Emergency assistance for active participants
  • Independent Living Skills Coaches who will advise and support students in all areas
  • Mentorship

MAGIC is part of Academic Success Partnerships (within Academic and Student Affairs), 301 Pierce Hall, 734.487.0899 facebook