CHampions Aspiring to Make Pathways to Success – CHAMPS (formally the Transition to Independence Program TIP-Wayne State), is an evidence-informed, college access and retention program for youth ages 18- 26 who have "aged out" of the child welfare system and/or juvenile justice system and are enrolled students at Wayne State University. The CHAMPS Program in the Wayne State University School of Social Work exists to increase college access and improve the graduation rates of youth with foster care and juvenile justice history in Southeast Michigan.


CHAMPS exists to help youth who have aged out of the foster care and/or juvenile justice system to realize their educational aspirations.

Current students

Current CHAMPS students can get connected with the resources and support they need to succeed in college.

Future students

Wayne State University students who have aged out of the foster system and or juvenile justice can learn how the CHAMPS Program can support them.

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