First Star Academies

Are the pathway to college and careers


Academics - Life Skills - Caregiver Engagement

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University-run First Star Academies offer foster youth the opportunity to attend life-changing college-readiness programs. This is a big job – can you help?

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Let Our Youth Explain


The 13th Annual First Star Celebration

Sunday June 4, 2017 – Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles

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