At a young age I understood death more than I understood life. That is a concept that not a lot of people can get. I’m still figuring it out but at least it’s not something people hid from me. I knew death was a bad thing, and living had its challenges but it is worth [...]
Read Gene’s story. Gene is extremely bright and a walking encyclopedia. He is fun, energetic and laughs easily.
Justin attended the First Star Academy at UCLA for four years and begins his freshman year at the University of California Riverside in fall 2015.
First Star Academy Program Foster youth are often denied access to adequate educational and residential programs that meet their unique needs within a supportive environment. The damaging effects of growing up in foster care without those needs met are staggering: high rates of young parenthood, unemployment, homelessness, inadequate health insurance, reliance on public assistance, severe [...]