At our May monthly meeting, the First Star Greater Washington Academy learned about the importance of communication, leadership and teamwork. Communication is key to letting others know what you think and to working in groups. Working with our wonderful Deloitte volunteer staff and Kevin Wallace from EMBRACE the TEAM, we created an interactive workshop focused [...]
Sometimes you just need to have some fun! For FSGWA’s April monthly meeting we all went bowling. We invited our Deloitte volunteer staff, admin staff, and mentors to join in some friendly competition. Everyone had a blast at Lucky Strike Bowling Alley in Gallery Place, Washington DC. Students first arrived around 9:30 am at the [...]
At our March meeting, the Academy learned about the importance of first impressions. First impressions influence how others treat and view us. Working with our wonderful Deloitte volunteer staff, we created an interactive workshop focused on resumes and first impressions. The students learned what makes up the bones of a resume and then worked in [...]
First Impressions are often the most important ones. For most, the first impressions individuals present to others greatly influences how they are treated and viewed in everyday life. The First Star Greater Washington Academy had the opportunity to meet in February to explore first impressions, professionalism and self-branding. Working with our Deloitte partners, we created [...]
With the New Year came new aspirations, goals and optimism. The First Star Greater Washington Academy met in January to participate in a High School Graduation and Transition Workshop focusing on what lies ahead for our amazing young people. Working with the Child and Family Services Agency, Office of Youth Empowerment for curriculum content and [...]
Its here! #GivingTuesday! By supporting FSGWA this #GivingTuesday, you will help local foster youth graduate high school, move on to higher education, and together, we’ll ensure our nation's students grow into thriving adults. You can make a difference. Here's how: 1. Join our FSGWA Team: Sign up TODAY to join our First Star Greater Washington Academy team. FSGWA team members [...]
The First Start Greater Washington Academy had a wonderful first monthly meeting at the Arts Club of Washington on Sunday, September 14th. Students and Mentors alike were ecstatic to see one another after the end the summer immersion in August. Smiles and warm embraces were abundant as we talked about our most recent gathering to take a photo with Director Donald, CFSA and how we occupied our remaining free time before school began.