#GivingTuesday: CHAMPS

Contribute on this global day of generosity. 

#GivingTuesday: CHAMPS

CHampions Aspiring to Make Pathways to Success – CHAMPS (formerly the Transition to Independence Program, or TIP), is an evidence-informed, college access and retention program for youth ages 18-26 who have aged out of the child welfare system or juvenile justice system and are enrolled at Wayne State University. The CHAMPS Program in the WSU School of Social Work exists to increase college access and improve the graduation rates of youth with foster care and juvenile justice history in Southeast Michigan.


  • CHAMPS exists to help youth who have aged out of the foster care and/or juvenile justice system to realize their educational aspirations.

Current students

  • Current CHAMPS students can get connected with the resources and support they need to succeed in college.

Future students

  • Wayne State University students who have aged out of the foster system and or juvenile justice can learn how the CHAMPS Program can support them.

Thank you for contributing to CHAMPS on this global day of generosity.

To help fund another Wayne State program, click here.