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Tour 2018 – players coach local foster kids in LA

#SpursInUSA #GlobalFootballDevelopment #Foundation 29 July 2018|Tottenham Hotspur Five of our players paid a surprise visit to a special coaching session for local foster children's project First Star in Los Angeles on Friday. Forty children from the project and their mentors joined our Global Football Development team for the session at Loyola Marymount University (LMU), our training base [...]

By | 2018-08-02T16:56:10+00:00 July 30th, 2018|News, Press, UCLA Bruin Academy, UCLA Stories|Comments Off on Tour 2018 – players coach local foster kids in LA

Our 2018 CSI Staten Island Academy in the news

https://www.silive.com/news/2018/07/foster_youth_learn_academic_li.html By Annalise Knudson STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- High school students in foster care from schools across New York City were given the opportunity to live and study at the College of Staten Island this summer. Through a new program, First Star Academy at the College of Staten Island, students lived on the Willowbrook campus in [...]

By | 2018-07-27T17:12:42+00:00 July 27th, 2018|CUNY, CUNY Videos, News|Comments Off on Our 2018 CSI Staten Island Academy in the news

ASU Academy Kick Off

On Saturday December 2, First Star ASU held a kickoff event for our youth and families. An Arizona State University student panel welcomed First Star youth and presented their stories on how they ended up at the university as well as sharing their insights as former youth themselves. From there, the youth and their caregivers [...]

By | 2017-12-12T01:03:45+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Arizona State Stories, Arizona State University|Comments Off on ASU Academy Kick Off

First Star University of Miami Academy – Foster Care Youth Support

The Children and Youth Law Clinic is a key partner, along with UM’s School of Education and Human Development, in First Star University of Miami Academy -- a holistic college prep program for youth impacted by the child welfare system. Foster youth can get tuition waived at Florida state colleges, but lacking the skills, study habits and [...]

By | 2017-12-05T19:17:29+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Miami, Miami Stories|Comments Off on First Star University of Miami Academy – Foster Care Youth Support

First Star UK in the News

Only 6% of care leavers go to university. They deserve better chances. THE GUARDIAN, November 7, 2017 - Ruth Kelly As those who work in education and social care will know, the issue of how we help children in care is a challenge that can sometimes feel intractable. Thanks to numerous policy changes under successive [...]

By | 2017-11-07T19:32:28+00:00 November 7th, 2017|News, Saint Mary's|Comments Off on First Star UK in the News

First Star UK Launched – Press Release

TIDMMLVP 1 November 2017                              Milamber Ventures Plc                       First Star Academies Launches in UK                       At St Mary's University, Twickenham First Star radically improves the lives of teens in care by partnering with social services, child welfare agencies, universities, and school districts to ensure that they obtain the academic, life skills, and adult support needed to successfully [...]

By | 2017-11-01T17:48:23+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Press, Saint Mary's|Comments Off on First Star UK Launched – Press Release

Sir John Cass’s Foundation Supports UK First Star Academy at St Mary’s

The Foundation has awarded a major grant of £400,000 over the next four years to St Mary’s University, Twickenham towards the First Star Academy, to improve the educational outcomes of young people in care. Emanating from the United States, First Star Academy brings an innovative, inclusive approach to improving access, participation and achievement in education [...]

By | 2017-11-01T17:39:10+00:00 November 1st, 2017|News, Saint Mary's|Comments Off on Sir John Cass’s Foundation Supports UK First Star Academy at St Mary’s

Community coming together for the South Jersey First Star Collaborative

"The Born This Way Foundation, founded by Grammy-award winner Lady Gaga, the South Jersey First Star Collaborative, a college exposure program for children in foster care funded by the Pascale Sykes Foundation, and the Give Something Back Foundation, which provides mentors and scholarships to help Pell Grant eligible students go to college, came together for [...]

By | 2017-10-26T17:48:09+00:00 October 26th, 2017|News, Rowan, Rowan Stories|Comments Off on Community coming together for the South Jersey First Star Collaborative