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Foster Youth Resources

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ASU provides comprehensive resources to support your academic and personal success. Many support services - like academic advising, success coaching and tutoring - are free. Use these services to get on track for success and stay on track.

The high school counselor and advisor website provides help for counselors, advisors and caregivers guide youth through the application and admission process at ASU.

Future Sun Devil Families engages ninth and tenth grade students and their families in a series of workshops at their own high school or a nearby school to prepare them for success at ASU.

The American Dream Academy partners with elementary, middle schools and high school across the valley to deliver a ten-week program that prepares young children and their families for a successful university experience in the future.

College Depot is a free, full-service college access center located at the Burton Barr Central Library in downtown Phoenix​. College planning advisors and assistants offer one-on-one appointments for high school students and workshops regarding admissions, financial aid, and scholarships for post-secondary education.

Your academic advisor helps you plan which courses to take each semester so that you complete your degree in a timely way. If you are considering a change in major, adding or dropping a class, or need advice about any academic situation - your academic advisor is your go-to-person. Contact Advising in your academic department to make an appointment.

American Indian Student Support Services offers a caring staff, knowledgeable staff who provide mentoring, workshops, and customized programs to help American Indian students develop the tools, knowledge and resources to be successful at ASU and beyond.

Career Services provides career advising and assessment, career events and fairs, and partners with employers to identify job-shadowing, internship and employment opportunities for you. If you want to learn about career options for graduates in your major or how to network with employers and prepare for a job interview - this is the place for you.

The Disability Resource Center provides services to qualified ASU students with disabilities. Offices are located at the: Downtown, Polytechnic, Tempe, and West campuses. Services include: note taking, alternative form services, testing accommodations, lab accommodations, interpreting services, equipment loan and check-out, on-campus transportation, and accessible public transportation.

The First-Year Success Center helps ease the transition from high school to college. You are faced with more responsibility, more rigorous classes and a whole new routine. Adjusting to these changes can be difficult, even for the most able student. The Bridging Success program partners with the First-Year Success Center to make individual success coaching available to help you adjust to life as a college student and thrive at ASU.

ASU Libraries, which include eight physical locations, contains print volumes, microform volumes and a full array of digital resources in its collection. You can access the online catalog, research databases, eBook titles and full-text electronic journals through the Library website. Subject librarians are available to help you with any research project you are assigned. You can also “Ask a Librarian” about your research project 24/7 via chat and email.

ASU offers free tutoring services. Many students find working with a tutor helps them to learn course material faster and more effectively. You can get free tutoring in most subjects in Student Success Centers on all ASU campuses and online. Subject-area tutoring, writing tutoring, Supplemental Instruction (structured study groups for large lecture classes) and academic peer mentoring are available. Search here.

Counseling Services offers confidential, personal counseling and crisis services for you. If you are experiencing emotional concerns, problems adjusting or anything else that effects your ability to achieve your academic and personal goals you can get the help you need. Walk-in appointments are available at any campus location, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. If you need assistance outside of business hours, please call EMPACT’s 24-Hour ASU-dedicated Crisis Line at 480-921-1006.

Health Services is dedicated to the well-being and educational success of each student. Here you can find more than 20 board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners in a wide range of specialty areas including emergency medicine, orthopedics, gynecology, internal medicine, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), and rehabilitation. On-site x-ray and lab services are also available. You can schedule an appointment online, in person and by phone. For immediate concerns, walk-in appointments are available. TheTempe campus wellness suite offers additional services including: acupuncture, massage, chiropractic care and nutrition counseling.

Parking and Transit Services manages parking and transportation needs for ASU guests. PTS offers a variety of transportation and parking options across campuses including light rail, shuttles between campuses, buses, and bicycling. Visit the PTS site to determine what the best method of transportation works for you to get to and from campus.

Student Employment. You may need to work in order to meet educational and living expenses or feel the experience could be a valuable part of your education. This website provides all you need to know to get a job on campus! Working on campus can help you pay your bills, build your resume, get connected with other students and staff and learn more about ASU. Since you are already on campus for classes there is no added commuting cost or time.

Wellness. Students who develop a healthy lifestyle will likely have the best academic outcomes. This is where you can get information, education and resources for help on these topics:

  • Wellness
  • Students who develop a healthy lifestyle will likely have the best academic outcomes. This is where you can get information, education and resources for help on these topics:
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Depression and Suicide
  • Healthy Relationships and Sexual Violence
  • Managing Stress

Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation
AFFCF provides young adults with post-secondary scholarships, funds to help set-up an apartment or residence hall room, and bicycles. The Keys to Success program offers career exploration, job training, and job placement services. AFFCF will also accompany you on a college campus visit or help you complete college applications.

Fostering Advocates Arizona
Sometimes it’s called aging out of foster care. At Fostering Advocates Arizona (FAAZ), we call it transitioning out because we know that leaving foster care is not simply shutting one door and opening another. There are many important steps along the way. The Initiative is guided by young adults who have experienced foster care firsthand. Together, our goal to make sure all young people who've experienced foster care have the information, resources and support they need to successfully transition to adulthood. FAAZ advocates for policies and practices that help young adults who are:

  • Thinking about life after they turn 18
  • Exploring programs and services in order to reach their goals
  • Preparing to transition out of foster care

FAAZ is integrated within Children's Action Alliance (CAA). Since 1988, CAA has worked as a non-profit, non-partisan research, education and advocacy organization, to influence policies and decisions affecting the lives of Arizona children and their families on issues related to health, child abuse and neglect, early care and education, budget and taxes, juvenile justice, and working families.

Arizona’s Children Association provides the Young Adult and Transitional Independent Living Program. Independent Living Services are designed to aid young adults in gaining tools for self-sufficiency as they transition into independence. Skills training and case management address financial, housing, counseling, employment, educational and other appropriate supports and services.