Embark Georgia Newsletter 47

Embark Georgia: Updates and Announcements (Don't forget to visit our website for additional news)

The Embark Georgia statewide network serves post-secondary professionals and institutions to ensure connectivity, share best practices, and provide information exchange among youth, community based stakeholders, and K-12 education.

Foster Care Awareness Month

Did you know that May is Foster Care Awareness Month? Georgia EmpowerMEnt is launching a social media campaign, #EmpowerOne. The Georgia EmpowerMEnt would like to highlight the educational successes of graduating high school, college and GED students. If you would like to take mart in #EmpowerOne, send the following information to sogletree@maac4kids.org by 5 pm Monday, May 16th: 

- Your legal name 

- School or program you are graduating from (degree if applicable) 

- College/university you are planning to attend in the Fall (if applicable) 

- A fun fact about yourself 

- And a photo (preferable a graduation photo) 

Fostering Success Michigan Network Podcasts

FSM will be hosting author L. Jean Féinics to tell her story over podcast about how she beat the odds. After being bounced around between foster care and her own home due to her mother falling ill, she decided to run away to find something better. The birth of her daughter at age 17 changes her life and motivates her to give herself and her daughter a better life. 

Be sure to join the podcast on May 19, 2016.

Also be sure to check out Join us as we talk with Jamie Bennett, Training Specialist for Fostering Success Coach Training and Certification Program!

Be sure to join the podcast on May 12, 2016.

Click here for past episodes.  Subscribe on iTunes!

Check It Out! 
Save The Date: The ETV team is preparing to offer two webinars- June 7 and August 3. Each will be an hour long and open to the public. 

Interactive New Resource: Look into this new tool to give you insight as to how your decisions impact you monetarily. The interactive game helps you to understand more about different policies and life decisions and how they can affect your bank account. 

From Cradle to Career: Check out this article about how StriveTogether is working towards more of a results-based focus. 

NASPA Event Recording: A recording of the Homeless and Foster Care Students on Campus- What Can We Do? event has been posted and is available to view. View it here

Embark Georgia was lucky to have several amazing interns this year.  One student in particular, Jennifer Letchuk, who just graduated from the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences created a study for her final class that looked at young people from foster care or homelessness, and how they access services on campus.  The linked PDF summary explains her process for the study and the recommendations she was able to pull from one on one interviews with a student at UGA from this background.  


We would like to thank you for your support this past year. We would also like to congratulate everyone we have worked with for an amazing year. If you have any suggestions as to how we can better the program or simply any comments please feel free to contact us. Be sure to keep up with your DPOCs over the summer! We are looking forward to another great year!
Former foster youth who need to apply for Amerigroup Medicaid- apply at your local DFCS office.

If you experience problems regarding Medicaid email healthmatters@dhs.ga.gov and put the county in the subject line. 

*Did you know you can be insured until your 26th birthday? Tell a friend to tell a friend and get health insurance!*

If you are in care currently or have already applied for and received Medicaid insurance, these numbers are for you:

Georgia Families 360 Intake Line (children and youth in foster care): 1-855-661-2021

Georgia Families 360 Intake Line (former youth in foster care): 1-800-600-4441

Billing: 1-800-766-4456


We have made several updates to our Designated Point of Contact listing.  Please note at the bottom right hand side of the interactive DPOC map is a link where you can download the printable list.  Several versions are available for download.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

Visit Embark Website for more information

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The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development
– a public service and outreach unit of the University of Georgia – is dedicated to strengthening communities, organizations, and individuals through leadership development, training, and education.

Embark Georgia is located at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development.
David Meyers and Lori Tiller are the network directors. Our offices are located at 

1240 S. Lumpkin St.
Athens, GA 30605

You may contact us by calling 706-542-1108 or emailing  EMBARK@fanning.uga.edu
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