The closing ceremonies of the First Star Greater Washington Academy summer immersion program took place on the campus of George Washington University in front of friends, family, volunteers, supporters, staff and students. Students in the First Star foster youth program receive real college credit for classes completed during this intensive four week session. Video produced [...]
Watch the talented students and staff of First Star Greater Washington Academy as they perform through song, dance, poetry and art to a crowd of enthusiastic supporters. Video produced by Jim Lepp.
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The Greater Washington Academy completed year two of their summer college program. Join friends of First Star as they celebrate the accomplishments of the Greater Washington Academy students during the closing ceremony and celebration.
In the second annual First Star Greater Washington Academy Talent Show, students offer up their talents to an audience of friends, donors, educators, mentors and admirers.
First Star Greater Washington Academy students learn about the ways they convey themselves to others through a personal mask creation project.
Students and supporters of First Star Greater Washington Academy celebrated the completion of both year number one and the inaugural summer academy program at George Washington University. This ceremony took place on July 31, 2013 at Post Hall on the campus of GWU.
Students in the Greater Washington Academy summer college program performed at a talent show held in the Hand Chapel on the campus of George Washington University. First Star board members, mentors, students and others affiliated with the program cheered as performers read poetry, sang songs and danced for the enthusiastic crowd.
First Star Greater Washington Academy students toured the George Washington University campus, a place they will call home starting in the summer of 2013. For four weeks, students will learn what it's like to be a real college student by living on campus, taking a real college class for credit and navigating their schedules and [...]