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First Star University of Miami Academy – Foster Care Youth Support

The Children and Youth Law Clinic is a key partner, along with UM’s School of Education and Human Development, in First Star University of Miami Academy -- a holistic college prep program for youth impacted by the child welfare system. Foster youth can get tuition waived at Florida state colleges, but lacking the skills, study habits and [...]

By | 2018-11-19T20:28:48+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Miami, Miami Stories|Comments Off on First Star University of Miami Academy – Foster Care Youth Support

July at the First Star Academy at the University of Miami

The room is filled with possibility, and promise. Ten soon-to-be ninth-graders, members of the University of Miami’s inaugural First Star Academy, are being taught to envision a future most of them would never have thought possible, and to seize their own potential to make it happen. The instructor has scrawled a message on the white [...]

By | 2017-09-08T19:58:09+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Miami, Miami Stories|Comments Off on July at the First Star Academy at the University of Miami