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Rutgers and the South Jersey First Star Collaborative

The South Jersey First Star Collaborative introduced the First Star Academy at Rutgers University ­ Camden at the First Star National Directors' Conference in February 2017. This marked the beginning of a partnership between national First Star, The First Star Academy at Rowan University, and the First Star Academy at Rutgers University Camden, where national [...]

By | 2017-09-08T20:06:04+00:00 September 8th, 2017|News, Rutgers, Rutgers Stories|Comments Off on Rutgers and the South Jersey First Star Collaborative

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

First Star Academy – University of Utah

Lois M. Collins Deseret News March 30, 2017 SALT LAKE CITY — States remove abused and neglected children from dangerous or troubling situations every day and place them in foster care, promising to keep them safe. That doesn’t mean the children are promised an especially bright future. Statistics are disheartening, despite the good intentions and [...]

By | 2017-03-30T21:32:13+00:00 March 30th, 2017|News, Press, Utah, Utah Stories|Comments Off on First Star Academy – University of Utah

PBS: To Foster Change interview with First Star Student

Keeping up in school is no easy task for youth in foster care. https://tofosterchange.org/learn/education/lonnell-on-graduating-from-college/

By | 2016-12-12T20:17:08+00:00 December 12th, 2016|News, UCLA Bruin Academy|Comments Off on PBS: To Foster Change interview with First Star Student

Foster Youth College-Prep Program Taps into University Resources, Generates Success

https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/child-welfare-2/foster-youth-college-prep-program-taps-university-resources-generates-success/21289

By | 2016-09-26T15:54:37+00:00 September 26th, 2016|News, Press|Comments Off on Foster Youth College-Prep Program Taps into University Resources, Generates Success

Readiness program aims to enrich foster youth education opportunities

 Daily Bruin August 1, 2016 Rosie Chavez has lived most of her life in the foster system moving to different schools, homes and families, sometimes spending only a couple weeks in one place. “One thing I really struggled with was fitting in with the families,” Chavez said. “They didn’t treat us like they treated their [...]

By | 2016-10-25T17:46:57+00:00 August 2nd, 2016|Blog, News, Press, UCLA Bruin Academy|Comments Off on Readiness program aims to enrich foster youth education opportunities