Supplemental Education Transition Planning

The Supplemental Educational Transition Planning (SETuP) program provides one-on-one assistance for current and former foster youth, ages 13 through 21, in pursuing, persisting in and completing a plan for post-secondary education at no cost to them.

SETuP provides information about postsecondary education and training opportunities for youth enrolled in high school or a recognized GED program. It offers assistance with pre-college readiness, financial aid, college admissions applications, transportation, and housing.

Who does it serve?

  • Youth 13 years old or Older (through 21 years of age) in
    • Skagit County
    • Whatcom County
    • Island County
    • San Juan County
    • Snohomish County

Eligibility requirements:

     1. Resident of Washington State;

     2. Enrolled in high school or a recognized GED program;

     3. Pursuing a degree other than Theology.

What services are provided?

A Supplemental Educational Transition Plan is created through coordinating with a high school counselor, information sharing and linkages to other services and programs.

  • Youthnet staff accompany youth to meetings with the school counselor to ensure that everyone is clear about the educational choices available.
  • A plan is developed to provide assistance through high school/GED completion so that a smooth transition to a post-secondary institution can take place. This can include:
    • Available options
    • Important high school classes
    • How to apply for post-secondary programs including universities
    • When and how to obtain Financial Aid

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