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EMU program helps foster kids navigate college

May 15, 2014

Finding an apartment. Deciding a major. Getting a ride home for the holidays. 

When you have mom on speed dial, getting college advice – and reassurance – is easy. 

But what if you don't? 

Brittany Bartkowiak was 10 when Child Protective Services entered her life. She spent high school in the Wayne County foster care system. For a while, she lived in a group home. But she finished high school, and the next fall, started college at Eastern Michigan University.