My first year at college was very overwhelming. In addition to the usual adjustments, former foster kids have to deal with things like extra financial aid paperwork, which was really confusing for me. I wish I had known about the the resources MTSU offers to help students in this type of situation. That's what Next Step is about- gathering all these different resources to help you navigate your new college life! I enjoy being a Next Step mentor because I can help incoming students from special circumstances be successful at MTSU. I am now a graduating senior and will be continuing on to medical school next year.