F.A.T.E. CENTER

Mission Statement:

The F.A.T.E. Center at Texas A&M University-San Antonio serves all prospective and admitted students who have been touched by the foster care system. We support student success through academic coaching, education through the 7 Life Domains, and by enhancing self-advocacy skills to create strong relationships on campus and within the community. The F.A.T.E. Center partners with students to navigate college life as well as local and state agencies ultimately to help students fulfill the goal of graduation.

Vision Statement:

We strive that all foster/adopted youth utilizing the tuition and fee waiver attending A&M -San Antonio will graduate with a college degree.


FATE logo

We can help with:

    • Foster and Adopted Waiver Paperwork
      • Remember that you need to do a waiver per semester you are enrolled!
    • ETV Application and Information
      • There are qualifications for ETV and to learn about them, Click Here.
      • You also need to apply for ETV each term that you are enrolled at A&M-San Antonio
    • Connecting with local resources for former foster and adopted youth
    • Navigating campus offices
    • Explaining financial aid, waivers, and scholarships

PDF Version, click here: What is F.A.T.E.?

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us ⇓!  

We are located in Modular C, Room 151


Bexar County Fostering Education and Success (BCFES)

Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA), participates in the Bexar County Fostering Education and Success (BCFES) pilot along with the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), the Alamo Colleges District (ACD), Bexar County Children's Court and Child Advocates San Antonio.  BCFES is a collaborative pilot program that aims to improve college graduation rates for foster care alumni.

For more information on BCFES, CLICK HERE!


Supervised Independent Living (SIL)

Texas A&M University-San Antonio is now a Supervised Independent Living (SIL) site. Students who participate in the program will have an assigned academic coach and a success mentor to help them through their academic journey to graduation. Young adults who are in the foster system who opt to stay in care through the age of 21 can have the state of Texas pay for housing and a meal plan as long as they stay enrolled at the institution.

For more information on SIL, CLICK HERE

SIL Flyer

PDF Version, click here: Supervised Independent Living

If you feel you qualify for these services, please contact your caseworker as well as one of the following staff members at A&M-SA below. 


Emergency Fund

The Student Academic Success Center is responsible for providing additional support to students who have aged out or were adopted out of the foster care system.  Our emergency funding is an effort to help Texas A&M-San Antonio students remove any barriers that may prohibit them from focusing on their academic and career endeavors.

To complete the form click on the link below. 

EMERGENCY FUND FORM

 


F.A.T.E. CENTER STAFF

Norma Davila
Coordinator, Foster Care Support Center
Modular C, Room 159
210-784-1520
ndavila@tamusa.edu

D'Andrea Davila
Foster Youth Liaison for the State of Texas
Foster/SIL/Academic Success Coach II
210-784-1427
ddavila@tamusa.edu

Ashley Garcia
Recruitment Coordinator
210-784-2448
agarcia2@tamusa.edu

Michelle Driffill
Assistant Program Coordinator, F.A.T.E. Peer Mentoring
210-784-2438
mdriffill@tamusa.edu 


 One Page Resource Guides for Students

+ How to Study
+ Learning Styles
+ Note-taking
+ Procrastination-Motivation
+ Test Taking Tips 


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