February 17, 2020: Shaquille O'Neal attended the premier of Foster Boy at the Pan African Film Festival on Monday night. While there he met students from the First Star UCLA Bruin Guardian Scholars Academy. Shaq is focused on bringing awareness to the foster care system as the executive producer of “Foster Boy,” a film [...]
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 [...]
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.
The closing ceremonies of the First Star Greater Washington Academy summer immersion program took place on the campus of George Washington University in front of friends, family, volunteers, supporters, staff and students. Students in the First Star foster youth program receive real college credit for classes completed during this intensive four week session. Video produced [...]