Foster Care Awareness



Pay It Forward Cheesecake Fundraiser

May 1-31, 2023

6101 W Main St, Kalamazoo & 7842 Portage Rd, Portage

We are excited to partner with Latitude 42, both locations, to host a Pay It Forward Cheesecake fundraiser! They will be serving up a delicious slice of cheesecake for the entire month of May. $1 per slice will be donated to the Seita Scholars Program emergency fund.*


An Appetite for Awareness

Tuesday, May 2, 5pm—7pm 

504 N Drake Rd, Kalamazoo & 6202 S. Westnedge Ave 

We are excited to partner again with our local Chick -fil-A restaurants to host an awareness night. 15% of the total sales generated will go to the Seita Scholars Program emergency fund.*
All you have to do say: “I want to support the Seita Scholars Program!”


Intersection of Trauma and Triumph in Marginalized Youth

Wednesday, May 3, 4pm-5:30pm 

Multicultural Center, Adrian Trimpe Building, 2466 Ring Rd S. 

Please join us for a presentation focused on childhood trauma, the impact it has on young adults, and the strategies on healing and hope. Dr. Jim Henry will be our guest speaker. Refreshments will be served before discussion, so please arrive early!
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Ice Cream Social

For All High School Students in Foster Care

Thursday, May 25, 4pm 

Multicultural Center, Adrian Trimpe Building, 2466 Ring Rd S.

We invite all high school students in foster care to spend your Thursday after-school with the Seita Scholars Program at Western Michigan University. Tour the campus, learn about the Seita Scholars Program, share ice cream with our community, meet our campus coaches, interact with current student leaders, and receive a campus tour and information about how to become a Seita Scholar. 



The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope
Movie Night & Talk Back 

Wednesday, May 24, 6:00pm-8:30pm 

Celebration Cinema Crossroads, 6600 Ring Road Portage 

In honor of Foster Care Awareness Month, the Seita Scholars Program will host a fundraising Movie Night and Talk Back discussion about the film, Resilience. Ticket proceeds will go toward the program's emergency fund.*

Resilience is an award-winning one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences.
There will be a tabling event with our community partners beginning at 6pm, and the show starts at 7pm.

Admission Ticket: $25 - Movie + Popcorn & Soft drink 

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*Seita Scholars Emergency Fund provides financial support to our students with unexpected emergency needs. The proceeds from the Pay It Forward Cheesecake Fundraiser, Chick-fil-A, and Movie Night all go toward our emergency fund. Thank you for your support!