Student Resources

This is a list of resources that have provided their information to us and offer services to students who have experienced foster care or homelessness. We do not evaluate the effectiveness of any program listed here. If your organization would like to be listed in this section of the Embark Georgia website, please contact us with the appropriate information and we will add your information to the list.

Title Description Website

We Are a Youth-Led Advocacy Movement with Strong Adult Support, Motivated by Changing the Foster Care System We Are a Youth-Led Advocacy Movement with Strong Adult Support, Motivated by Changing the Foster Care System

Foster Club

FosterClub's mission is to lead the efforts of young people in and from foster care to become connected, educated, inspired and represented so they can realize their personal potential and contribute to a better life for their peers.

GA RYSE (Georgia Resilient. Youth-Centered. Stable. Empowered.)

Georgia Resilient, Youth-Centered, Stable, and Empowered (GA RYSE) Program is Georgia’s Division of Family and Children Services Independent Living Program Independent Living Program (ILP). 

Our mission is to provide eligible youth with opportunities to successfully prepare for adulthood through appropriate referral resources and connections provided by community partners. For years, adolescents who left foster care have experienced significant challenges in successfully transitioning to adulthood.


NAEHCY Higher Education Helpline

1 (855) 446-2673

1 (855) 446-2673 (TOLL-FREE)


Orange Duffel Bag Initiative, a 501c3, provides at-risk teens and young adults programs proven to improve their education success, ongoing advocacy, support to their guardians and caring adults, and service to the community in a spirit of offering hope and positive systemic change.

The Georgia Education and Training Voucher Program (ETV)

ETV is a program of support for young people who have experienced foster care.  ETV provides financial support for expenses related to the pursuit of a postsecondary degree.  Every student in Georgia who receives support through the ETV program must have an account through our new online system. 

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
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