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Thank You Shenandoah University

To Everyone at Shenandoah University, On behalf of First Star Greater Washington Academy, I want to thank you for the warm welcome during our visit on Tuesday November 17th where we were treated to private meetings with Admissions counselors, Financial Aid advisors, treated a private tour of the University and a wonderful lunch in the [...]

By | 2016-10-25T17:46:57+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|Blog, FSGWA|Comments Off on Thank You Shenandoah University

Director’s Blog – October 2015

The First Star Greater Washington held its second monthly meeting of the 2015-2016 academic year at the Wells Fargo Bank Navy Yard Branch on Saturday, October 24th. FSGWA was grateful that Wells Fargo opened the bank on Saturday just for us. Together with Wells Fargo and the Sara Start Fund we presented a one of a kind Financial Literacy workshop that was engaging and helpful to our youth by focusing on everyday spending.

By | 2016-10-25T17:46:57+00:00 November 4th, 2015|Blog, FSGWA|Comments Off on Director’s Blog – October 2015

Director’s Blog – Astronomy Night at the White House – October, 2015

It was a very cold night looking at the stars on the White House front lawn. On Monday, October 19th, 2015, the First Star Greater Washington Academy was thrilled that 10 of our students were invited through DC CFSA to the White House! The President welcomed everyone for an evening of learning and space exploration as part of his advocacy for STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). A couple of our students were honored to shake President Obama’s hand and exchange greetings after his speech. A life event that will never be forgotten.

By | 2016-10-25T17:46:57+00:00 November 4th, 2015|Blog, FSGWA|Comments Off on Director’s Blog – Astronomy Night at the White House – October, 2015

First Star Greater Washington Academy September Blog

Director’s Blog – September, 2014   First Star Greater Washington held the first monthly meeting of the 2015-2016 academic year at the historic Arts Club of Washington this past Saturday, September 5th. Students and Mentors alike were ecstatic to see one another after the end the summer immersion in August. Smiles and warm embraces were [...]

By | 2016-10-25T17:46:58+00:00 September 10th, 2015|FSGWA|Comments Off on First Star Greater Washington Academy September Blog

First Star Greater Washington Academy Closing Ceremony 2015 Highlights

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 [...]

By | 2015-09-10T22:00:14+00:00 September 1st, 2015|FSGWA, FSGWA Videos, Video|Comments Off on First Star Greater Washington Academy Closing Ceremony 2015 Highlights

The FSGWA Talent Show – July 2015

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.

By | 2015-09-10T22:00:53+00:00 August 31st, 2015|FSGWA, FSGWA Videos|Comments Off on The FSGWA Talent Show – July 2015

Summer 2015 July on Campus

First Star Greater Washington Academy LLC - Summer Immersion at The George Washington University - July 2015 Blog On July 5th, we were delighted to welcome 23 students, both current and new, to the Merriweather dorm located at the beautiful Mount Vernon campus of The George Washington University for our third summer immersion experience.  Students brought laughter, [...]

By | 2016-10-25T17:46:58+00:00 August 11th, 2015|FSGWA|Comments Off on Summer 2015 July on Campus

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

May 2015 – Saturday May 16th Monthly Meeting at CFSA – Public Speaking

Our students were greeted at the CFSA building with a wonderful breakfast treat and lots of catching up together. We circled up to talk about our collaboration and to study for our vocabulary quiz. Immediately following this review, we were graced with a powerful and fun public speaking workshop run by several representatives from Deloitte. [...]

By | 2016-10-25T17:46:58+00:00 June 3rd, 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