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ABC -15 Program helps youth in foster care

TEMPE, AZ — Over 14,000 Arizona children experience foster care. On Saturday, Tonto Creek Camp, along with First Star ASU Academy, held a workshop to provide resources for those children. First Star ASU Academy allows children to have mentorship throughout high school and college. The kids attend get-togethers like Tonto Creek Camp and have [...]

By | 2019-08-26T15:17:17+00:00 August 26th, 2019|Arizona State Stories, Arizona State University, Arizona State Videos, News|Comments Off on ABC -15 Program helps youth in foster care

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

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