Ohio Reach, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) and The Ohio Children’s Alliance (OCA), is accepting applications from accredited colleges, universities, and Ohio Technical Centers to provide supportive services to students with a history in foster care. The purpose of the Chancellor's directive is to establish supportive criteria, hereafter named the “Ohio Reach Postsecondary” Designation, necessary for Ohio’s public and independent colleges and universities and technical centers to be recognized as being supportive and inclusive of foster care-connected students.
The Ohio Reach Postsecondary Designation RFA can be found here. Interested institutions must complete the application and return via email by June 30, 2023.
The Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education has released a directive to designation institutions as Ohio Reach Postsecondary Institutions, exhibiting their support of students with a history in foster care.
A Press Release announcing the Ohio Reach Postsecondary Designation and Directive can be found here.
Ohio Reach aims to support institutions as they plan and launch supportive programming. A handbook can be found here, offering best practices and advice for new and established campus programs.
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