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2016 Reaching for Success Conference for SE Ohio foster care youth, ages 14+
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Ohio University, at the Schoonover Center for Communication, on the ground floor

The OHIO Reach Scholars Program at Ohio University is excited to announce that registration is open for the 2016 Reaching for Success conference. We are grateful to our Planning Committee and Event Sponsors.


Registration is free, but required (registration is still open at this time). Caseworkers are welcome, but required to bring one or more youth in order to attend. We encourage adults to make it possible for foster care youth/young adults from all over SE Ohio to be a part of this exciting event.

Please visit this link to access our online registration form.

Questions can be directed to Lisa Dickson at


This conference has been specifically designed to meet the needs of teens, ages 14+, who are in and from foster care, as they prepare for their future.

Youth workshops focus on:
  • Career and Leadership
  • High School and Higher Education
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Budgeting Money and Time

Youth kiosks and additional activities include:
  • Health and Wellness Area
  • Suits for Success
  • Campus Tour

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If you came here looking for information about the statewide Ohio Reach initiative, please visit their new website at

Ohio Reach improves post-secondary outcomes for foster care youth and alumni through leadership, empowerment, advocacy, research and networking (L.E.A.R.N.). Part of how they accomplish this goal is through Ohio Reach Campus Liaisons.

How Can I Contact the Ohio Reach statewide initiative?