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First Star Academies

Are the pathway to college and careers


Academics - Life Skills - Caregiver Engagement

Our events and donors make it all possible.

Help us keep changing the odds for foster youth.


Inspired by First Star?  Help us help foster youth change the course of their lives from abuse and neglect to academic achievement and self-sufficiency. First Star is a 501(c)(3) public charity and relies on support from individuals, corporations and 
private foundations. Even $5 makes a difference.

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Support First Star

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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We want to meet you! Our events are a wonderful way to get to know our foster youth students and staff. Come celebrate with us and see first-hand how First Star works. You’re invited!


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Let Our Youth Explain


20th Anniversary: First Star Celebration

Sunday September 22, 2019 – Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles

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