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Great article: What Happens When Foster Kids ‘Age Out’ of the System

We just saw this article by Beth Greenfield, at Yahoo! Parenting, about something that keeps us up at night: What Happens When Foster Kids ‘Age Out’ of the System The facts are sobering, and motivate us to do what we do every day.  Here's an excerpt from the article: About 400,000 kids of all ages are [...]

By | 2019-11-07T22:14:49+00:00 July 28th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Great article: What Happens When Foster Kids ‘Age Out’ of the System

Rutgers Law–Camden Professor and Law Students Advocate for South Jersey Foster Youth to Ready Them for College

From Rutgers Today | July 22nd, 2015 CAMDEN — On paper, through academic records and evaluations, some of the 30 foster students from across South Jersey being evaluated by Rutgers Law–Camden Clinical Associate Professor Meredith L. Schalick and her two law students might seem problematic, possibly beyond reach. This impression coincides with research on foster [...]

By | 2016-10-25T17:46:58+00:00 July 22nd, 2015|Blog, Rowan|Comments Off on Rutgers Law–Camden Professor and Law Students Advocate for South Jersey Foster Youth to Ready Them for College

Justin’s Story

Justin attended the First Star Academy at UCLA for four years and begins his freshman year at the University of California Riverside in fall 2015.

By | 2016-10-25T17:46:58+00:00 July 17th, 2015|Stories, UCLA Bruin Academy|Comments Off on Justin’s Story

Ready for Summer, June 6, 2015

All of our students, families, social workers, volunteers and other individuals involved with our First Star Greater Washington Academy were invited to our Information Session and BBQ lunch on Saturday, June 6th at the Child and Family Services Agency building in DC. Students, parents, social workers and care givers arrived at 9:30 a.m. and shared social time over breakfast before beginning [...]

By | 2016-10-25T17:46:58+00:00 June 23rd, 2015|Blog, FSGWA|0 Comments

FSGWA Blog – April 2015

The First Star Greater Washington Academy (FSGWA) met on April 4th, 2015 at the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) to participate in community service activities for the day. Since 1980, the Capital Area Food Bank has served the communities and people in the Greater DC Metropolitan Area who suffer from hunger. Annually, the Capital Area [...]

By | 2016-10-25T17:47:00+00:00 May 4th, 2015|FSGWA|0 Comments

Bruin Guardian Academy News April Newsletter

Program Update College Acceptances - We are excited to share that 10 of our Cohort 1 students have earned 24 College acceptances! Our remaining students are on the Community College route and are enrolling for Summer/Fall 2015! 8 of our Cohort 1 students have also received the United Friends of the Children $15,000 scholarship! On [...]

By | 2016-10-25T17:47:00+00:00 April 25th, 2015|UCLA Bruin Academy|0 Comments

Bruin Guardian Academy March Newsletter

Next Saturday Academy - Social Workers and Caregivers April 18th, Cohort 1 will be shuttled and participating in the Glamour Gowns and Attire event from 9am-11am, then shuttled to UCLA for the afternoon/evening portion of the Saturday Academy. They must register themselves for the Glamour Gown and Attire event, specifically in the 9am-11am slot. I [...]

By | 2016-10-25T17:47:00+00:00 March 26th, 2015|UCLA Bruin Academy|0 Comments

February 7th, 2015 FSGWA Monthly Meeting

Students began their day with our nutritional routine of healthy juice and bananas and catching up with each other. Our students then focused on the task of studying vocabulary words and taking their two quizzes as part of their goal to increase their understanding and use of college level words, especially in various contexts. We [...]

By | 2016-10-25T17:47:01+00:00 February 7th, 2015|FSGWA|0 Comments