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 [...]
Greetings! As you may know, our three-week residential component of our program ended on August 1st. The students in our Cohort 2 (soon to be High School Sophomores) spent one week at UCLA's Unicamp before spending three weeks at the UCLA campus. During their three week stay students learned about about life skills & self-advocacy [...]
As a former foster youth, Adrien Sebro overcame many hurdles to make it to college and succeed at UCLA. Now, while in pursuit of his Ph.D., he dedicates his time inspiring foster youth to look beyond their turbulent past and be uplifted by a promising, limitless future. Read More
Watch this story of how First Star youth saw a need, and did something about it. Special Olympics World Games - Haiti Soccer Feature from Jeff York on Vimeo. Producer - Jeff York Camera - Hunter Hoopengarner Audio - Tim Johnson Edit - Erik Swanson/Amanda Benson
If you follow our Facebook page, you may already know that a group of foster youth from the First Star Bruin Guardians Academy have been learning - and teaching - lessons about giving. These young high school foster youth are in in the middle of the David Nathan Meyerson Random Acts of Kindness and Pay it [...]
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.
College Acceptances - We are excited to share that 10 of our Cohort 1 students have been accepted to a four-year University for Fall 2015! Our remaining Cohort 1 students are on the Community College route and are enrolling for Summer/Fall 2015 soon! On May 3rd, both of our Cohorts were honored at the 11th [...]