In this Podcast, MSU Alumna Robin Celeski talks about her experiences as a mentor for Michigan State University’s F.A.M.E. Program.

FAME is a resource center for foster youth alumni attending MSU as well as for youth who were in kinship care, have experienced homelessness, or are otherwise independent. FAME exists to provide support and resources to these students during their time at MSU to help them be successful during their collegiate experience on MSU’s campus and during their transition to becoming MSU alumni.

The FAME mentoring program matches FAME students with a mentor from the community. Mentors serve as social, emotional and professional support for students as they navigate their academic, professional and personal goals on campus. Once mentors complete the application and training process, they will be matched with a student. During the school year the FAME program hosts various social events, trainings and opportunities for mentors and students to get involved in together.

Mentors are required to have a bachelor’s degree, be available to meet with their student for a minimum of 4 hours each month, complete an interview, reference and background check and participate in a mandatory orientation training.

For more information about FAME: https://fame.socialwork.msu.edu/

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