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Fox 11 News – 8/20/19

First Star' makes college real for kids in foster care By Christine Devine  8/20/19 Back to school means continued college prep time for an unlikely group of high school seniors like Khalia, with higher education in mind. Thanks to a non-profit called First Star youth in foster care have been groomed for college since the [...]

By | 2019-08-21T18:32:31+00:00 August 21st, 2019|News, Press, UCLA Bruin Academy, UCLA Stories, Video|Comments Off on Fox 11 News – 8/20/19

STATE OF CALIFORNIA AWARDS $740,000 TO FIRST STAR, SAC STATE

TO STRENGTHEN PATH TO ADULTHOOD FOR STATE’S FOSTER YOUTH ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Funding Will Support New Sacramento-Based Site for First Star Academies, Groundbreaking Program Guiding Foster Youth to College, Careers ________________________________________________________________________________________________ SACRAMENTO and LOS ANGELES, CA (June 28, 2019) -- A groundbreaking educational program that is providing California’s foster youth the critical preparation they need to transition [...]

By | 2019-06-28T17:24:01+00:00 June 28th, 2019|News, Press|Comments Off on STATE OF CALIFORNIA AWARDS $740,000 TO FIRST STAR, SAC STATE

WellCare Donates $500,000 to First Star

    WellCare Donates $500,000 to First Star’s Groundbreaking Educational Program for Foster Youth Advancing Better Lives for Foster Youth in Arizona   PHOENIX and TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 12, 2018) — In Arizona and elsewhere, all too often young people in foster care lack opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills they need to navigate the [...]

By | 2019-01-15T22:17:50+00:00 January 15th, 2019|Arizona State Stories, Arizona State University, News, Press|Comments Off on WellCare Donates $500,000 to First Star

Tour 2018 – players coach local foster kids in LA

#SpursInUSA #GlobalFootballDevelopment #Foundation 29 July 2018|Tottenham Hotspur Five of our players paid a surprise visit to a special coaching session for local foster children's project First Star in Los Angeles on Friday. Forty children from the project and their mentors joined our Global Football Development team for the session at Loyola Marymount University (LMU), our training base [...]

By | 2018-11-26T22:05:22+00:00 July 30th, 2018|News, Press, UCLA Bruin Academy, UCLA Stories|Comments Off on Tour 2018 – players coach local foster kids in LA

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

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

Foster Care to College: Scholarships for South Jersey Students

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 [...]

By | 2016-08-26T18:04:19+00:00 July 27th, 2016|News, Press, Rowan, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Foster Care to College: Scholarships for South Jersey Students

Voiceless Children: The Civil Rights Revolution that Never Began

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.

By | 2016-10-25T17:46:57+00:00 April 25th, 2016|Blog, News, Press, Video|Comments Off on Voiceless Children: The Civil Rights Revolution that Never Began

Rhode Island foster children spending month at URI

Rhode Island foster children spending month at URI to see what life could be like with college in their future at First Star URI Academy

 

Media Contact: Ericka Tavares, 401-874-2935

 

KINGSTON, R.I., July 19, 2013 - For 27 Rhode Island foster children, a summer month spent at the University of Rhode Island could hold the key to a future where college is a reality. The high school students arrived on the Kingston campus July 7 and will spend four weeks in the First Star URI Academy, immersed in the college experience.

By | 2016-10-25T17:47:11+00:00 August 13th, 2013|Press|0 Comments