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Program Creates Postsecondary Pathways for Youth in Foster Care

Central Illinois Program Creates Postsecondary Pathways for Youth in Foster Care Voices and Viewpoints by Chequita Brown / Feb 6, 2020 It’s 9:15 on a Saturday morning and youth begin to sluggishly saunter into a room. There’s a faint whisper of “Good morning” barely escaping one First Star Scholar’s lips as he finds a seat, [...]

By | 2020-02-24T22:21:13+00:00 February 24th, 2020|Illinois State Stories|Comments Off on Program Creates Postsecondary Pathways for Youth in Foster Care

First Star Academy at Illinois State completes inaugural year

First Star Academy at Illinois State successfully completed its inaugural year on the campus of Illinois State University. First Star at Illinois State University is a college preparatory program for high school aged youth who receive foster care services. The program is administered through the Center for Child Welfare and Adoption Studies and led by Social Work faculty Deneca [...]

By | 2017-09-18T19:31:18+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Illinois State, Illinois State Stories|Comments Off on First Star Academy at Illinois State completes inaugural year

Illinois State University

Center for Child Welfare and Adoption Studies receives $250,000 to help youth in foster care reach college Less than 3 percent of youth who are raised in the foster care system earn a bachelor’s degree. Illinois State University is partnering with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to help change that statistic. With [...]

By | 2017-07-06T23:46:24+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Illinois State, Illinois State Stories, News|Comments Off on Illinois State University