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ASU Now: Access, Excellence, Impact

First Star ASU Academy gives foster youth confidence in their future January 28, 2019 For the thousands of Arizona youth currently in foster care, obtaining a college education is an achievement that may seem out of reach. But Arizona State University and national nonprofit First Star are working together to help these students envision a future that [...]

By | 2019-01-28T23:58:41+00:00 January 28th, 2019|Arizona State University, News|Comments Off on ASU Now: Access, Excellence, Impact

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

Center For Social Justice 12 in 24 Initiative Headed by First Star UK

The Centre for Social Justice - The Leader Column Wandering around a UK university campus, you’re more likely to bump into an undergraduate from Cyprus than one who grew up in a care home.   At the moment about six per cent of care leavers get onto a University degree - a figure that hasn't moved [...]

By | 2018-11-27T20:49:09+00:00 November 12th, 2018|News, Saint Mary's, Saint Mary's Stories|Comments Off on Center For Social Justice 12 in 24 Initiative Headed by First Star UK

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

Our 2018 CSI Staten Island Academy in the news

https://www.silive.com/news/2018/07/foster_youth_learn_academic_li.html By Annalise Knudson STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- High school students in foster care from schools across New York City were given the opportunity to live and study at the College of Staten Island this summer. Through a new program, First Star Academy at the College of Staten Island, students lived on the Willowbrook campus in [...]

By | 2018-07-27T17:12:42+00:00 July 27th, 2018|CUNY, CUNY Videos, News|Comments Off on Our 2018 CSI Staten Island Academy in the news

ASU Academy Kick Off

On Saturday, December 2, First Star ASU held a kickoff event for our foster youth students and their families. An Arizona State University student panel welcomed First Star youth and presented their stories on how they ended up at the university as well as sharing their insights as former youth themselves. From there, the youth [...]

By | 2018-11-26T22:06:59+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Arizona State Stories, Arizona State University|Comments Off on ASU Academy Kick Off

First Star University of Miami Academy – Foster Care Youth Support

The Children and Youth Law Clinic is a key partner, along with UM’s School of Education and Human Development, in First Star University of Miami Academy -- a holistic college prep program for youth impacted by the child welfare system. Foster youth can get tuition waived at Florida state colleges, but lacking the skills, study habits and [...]

By | 2018-11-19T20:28:48+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Miami, Miami Stories|Comments Off on First Star University of Miami Academy – Foster Care Youth Support

First Star UK in the News

Only 6% of care leavers go to university. They deserve better chances. THE GUARDIAN, November 7, 2017 - Ruth Kelly As those who work in education and social care will know, the issue of how we help children in care is a challenge that can sometimes feel intractable. Thanks to numerous policy changes under successive [...]

By | 2017-11-07T19:32:28+00:00 November 7th, 2017|News, Saint Mary's|Comments Off on First Star UK in the News