Foster Care Affinity Group

Student studying with laptop in lab

If you are a student coming from the foster care system, you may be facing several challenges that can make collegiate success seem like a goal too far out of reach. But we are here to tell you that this simply isn’t true. Here at NCTC we see the special obstacles that foster care students face and are here to help you overcome them.

This is why we have formed the Foster Care Student Affinity Group. We have put in place mentors who can connect you with special resources that you have access to as a foster care student. They can assist you in applying for the Texas Education and Training Vouch (ETV) Program which can provide a much needed financial boost towards achieving your educational goals.

In addition to the ETV Program, our advisors and counselors can help with areas such as budgeting for school and knowing what to expect as a college student.

Use the NCTC app to connect with our online community of foster care students and advociates who can offer advice based upon their own experiences while overcoming these same challenges. 

Connect with Affinity Groups two ways:

Reach out to an Advocate below or download the NCTC App to start connecting with NCTC students in this group right now!

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Affinity Group Advocates

Robyn Eichorn

Robyn Eichorn
reichorn@nctc.edu
(972) 899-8409

“I am so excited to work with our Foster Care Alumni  at NCTC. It  is a privilege to assist you in building a support system through NCTC.  I hope to be someone that you can rely on as a guide to navigating college both inside and outside of the classroom. I am looking forward to learning from you, and working with you to give you what you need to achieve your goals!”

Amy Klohn

Amy Klohn
aklohn@nctc.edu
(940) 498-6416

“I am excited to be a partner and mentor to the Foster Care Alumni group. Before coming into Higher Education, I worked as a social worker, and had the opportunity to participate in therapeutic parenting classes for the Foster Care system. Later, in my personal life, I had the opportunity to attend these classes and walked through a potential foster to adopt situation. Even though the adoption did not work out, that journey gave me insight into the Foster Care system, and the great need for support for those transitioning out of the system as young adults. I am excited to be a part of this group, and to provide encouragement, resources, and connection.”

Tracey Kannegieser
tkannegieser@nctc.edu
(972) 899-8356

“My hopes for our Foster Care Alumni students is to help them to connect to a community of other students as a source of support and information.”