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Foster Youth & Foster Alumni: Getting Started

Cincinnati State resources for foster youth & foster alumni as part of the college's Independent Youth Initiative (IYI).


Welcome to the library guide for foster youth & foster alumni at Cincinnati State! Use the tabs at the top to get connected to your "Independent Youth Initiative" team, to find library resources that will support your life skills, and community resources/services that you may find helpful. If you don't find the resources you need, please ask a librarian for help. You can stop in at the library, call us at 513.569.1606, or chat with us via our Instant Message Popout. Your privacy is important to us & we will not disclose what you look for, or what you check out from us.


College is For You!

If you're not sure if college is for you, hear what other former foster youth have to say & get their advice in the video "Foster Youth--College is for You"., made by CalState.

We're Here for you!

Not Alone



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