College Helps Encourage Foster Children to Prepare for Academics, Careers

Published on: December 09, 2013

Omar Zavala, Dylan Strauser, and DJ Modisette

Lone Star College-Montgomery student workers Omar Zavala, Dylan Strauser, and DJ Modisette help fill 25 goody bags with college spirit items and information for 16- to 19-year-old foster children. The bags will be donated to Love Fosters Hope, an organization that raises money each year to host summer camps for foster kids, as well as to several existing LSC-Montgomery foster students and their foster siblings.

The project, a collaboration between the college’s Professional and Support Staff Association (PSSA) and the office of student life, aims to encourage the older students in foster care to consider LSC-Montgomery for workforce certificates programs, as well as academic degrees.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery. 

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.