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First Star ASU evens the odds for Arizona foster youth

https://asunow.asu.edu/20190530-first-star-asu-evens-odds-arizona-foster-youth May 30, 2019 For many youth in foster care, the odds of achieving a college education have historically been low, with some sources indicating less than 3% will earn a bachelor’s degree. As a part of Access ASU, the First Star Academy at Arizona State University works to increase those odds through their free, comprehensive four-year college access [...]

By | 2019-05-31T14:59:32+00:00 May 31st, 2019|Arizona State University, News|Comments Off on First Star ASU evens the odds for Arizona foster youth

AZCentral. Op Ed May 24, 2019

https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/2019/05/24/foster-care-children-need-extra-help-heres-how-arizona-giving/1214017001/ For many of Arizona’s 14,500 foster youth – and more than 440,000 foster youth nationwide – life after leaving foster care can offer few guarantees. Childhoods filled with challenge – constant movement, chronic health problems, poor education, even neglect and abuse – typically yield difficult prospects in adulthood, with a potentially lifelong impact. With May marking National Foster [...]

By | 2019-05-24T17:21:28+00:00 May 24th, 2019|Arizona State Stories, Arizona State University, News|Comments Off on AZCentral. Op Ed May 24, 2019

ASU Now: Access, Excellence, Impact

First Star ASU Academy gives foster youth confidence in their future January 28, 2019 For the thousands of Arizona youth currently in foster care, obtaining a college education is an achievement that may seem out of reach. But Arizona State University and national nonprofit First Star are working together to help these students envision a future that [...]

By | 2019-01-28T23:58:41+00:00 January 28th, 2019|Arizona State University, News|Comments Off on ASU Now: Access, Excellence, Impact

WellCare Donates $500,000 to First Star

    WellCare Donates $500,000 to First Star’s Groundbreaking Educational Program for Foster Youth Advancing Better Lives for Foster Youth in Arizona   PHOENIX and TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 12, 2018) — In Arizona and elsewhere, all too often young people in foster care lack opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills they need to navigate the [...]

By | 2019-01-15T22:17:50+00:00 January 15th, 2019|Arizona State Stories, Arizona State University, News, Press|Comments Off on WellCare Donates $500,000 to First Star

ASU Academy Kick Off

On Saturday, December 2, First Star ASU held a kickoff event for our foster youth students and their 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 [...]

By | 2018-11-26T22:06:59+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Arizona State Stories, Arizona State University|Comments Off on ASU Academy Kick Off