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First Star UK in the News

Only 6% of care leavers go to university. They deserve better chances. THE GUARDIAN, November 7, 2017 - Ruth Kelly As those who work in education and social care will know, the issue of how we help children in care is a challenge that can sometimes feel intractable. Thanks to numerous policy changes under successive [...]

By | 2017-11-07T19:32:28+00:00 November 7th, 2017|News, Saint Mary's|Comments Off on First Star UK in the News

Sir John Cass’s Foundation Supports UK First Star Academy at St Mary’s

The Foundation has awarded a major grant of £400,000 over the next four years to St Mary’s University, Twickenham towards the First Star Academy, to improve the educational outcomes of young people in care. Emanating from the United States, First Star Academy brings an innovative, inclusive approach to improving access, participation and achievement in education [...]

By | 2017-11-01T17:39:10+00:00 November 1st, 2017|News, Saint Mary's|Comments Off on Sir John Cass’s Foundation Supports UK First Star Academy at St Mary’s

Community coming together for the South Jersey First Star Collaborative

"The Born This Way Foundation, founded by Grammy-award winner Lady Gaga, the South Jersey First Star Collaborative, a college exposure program for children in foster care funded by the Pascale Sykes Foundation, and the Give Something Back Foundation, which provides mentors and scholarships to help Pell Grant eligible students go to college, came together for [...]

By | 2017-10-26T17:48:09+00:00 October 26th, 2017|News, Rowan, Rowan Stories|Comments Off on Community coming together for the South Jersey First Star Collaborative

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