We are delighted to invite you to recommend a talented, current 8th or 9th grade Foster Youth to participate in your local First Star Academy.
The First Academy is a free, comprehensive four-year college access program for youth in foster care. Each Academy offers a residential summer program where youth receive academic support, enrichment, and encouragement needed to assist them in becoming competitive college applicants. The program engages a cohort of students in a variety of fun and active learning opportunities that include academic courses for college credit, independent studies, social and cultural activities, field trips, service learning and recreational activities. In addition to the summer immersion program students will receive individual support and mentoring throughout the academic year through their participation in monthly Saturday Academies
These academies are currently recruiting new students:
First Star Kent State Academy: Link to Application
First Star Sacramento State Academy: Link to Application
First Star UCLA Bruin Guardian Scholars Academy: Link to Application