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 [...]
2015-09-10T22:00:14+00:00 September 1st, 2015|Categories: FSGWA, FSGWA Videos, Video|Comments Off on First Star Greater Washington Academy Closing Ceremony 2015 Highlights
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The Greater Washington Academy completed year two of their summer college program. Join friends of First Star as they celebrate the accomplishments of the Greater Washington Academy students during the closing ceremony and celebration.
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 mental illness and incarceration. […]
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