Keeping up in school is no easy task for youth in foster care. https://tofosterchange.org/learn/education/lonnell-on-graduating-from-college/
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 [...]
BRIDGETON, N.J. July 20, 2016 – Lamenting that less than ten percent of youths in foster care go on to achieve a bachelor's degree, the South Jersey First Star Collaborative announced that 30 full college scholarships for such students will be provided by the Give Something Back Foundation. Nationally, only about 50 percent of foster [...]
Along with Soledad O'Brien, CEO, Starfish Media Group, and highly regarded journalist, highlight hour America's 400,000 abused and neglected children in foster care have few ways to shape their destinies. They have no lobby, no access to capital, no power of the vote.
Last week, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation granted $150,000 to charitable organizations in the DC metro area including the First Star Washington D.C. Academy.
PRESS RELEASE Thursday, April 21, 2016 Contact: Elissa Garr (202) 800-8411 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FIRST STAR, INC. RECEIVES GRANT FROM JACK KENT COOKE FOUNDATION Washington, DC – First Star, Inc. has been awarded a grant by the Good Neighbor Grants Program of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. The support will [...]
Liberty Dycus, 23, who was adopted from Ethiopia as a child, ended up in foster care after being abused. She says that when she emancipated at 19, she “never felt more alone.” She wishes there had been “someone who’d said, ‘Let’s make a plan for you. Let’s get you in the right direction.’” Instead, like [...]
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/os-orlando-teens-in-foster-care-overcome-adversity-in-the-kitchen-20160225-story.html Teaching teens to cook can be as difficult as perfecting a Croquembouche. It can be even harder for teens in the foster care system. “People my age they feel like they can’t do it because it’s already so hard on us being in the foster care system or whatever the case may be,” said [...]