Contact: Kurt Manio: Kurt.Manio@csusb.edu
The First Star CSUSB Academy is a free, comprehensive four-year college access program for youth in foster care. The Academy offers a 4 week residential summer academy where youth receive academic support, enrichment, and encouragement needed to assist them in becoming competitive college applicants. The program engages a cohort of 30 students in a variety of fun and active learning opportunities that include academic courses for college credit, independent studies, social and cultural activities, field trips, service learning and recreational activities. In addition to the summer immersion program, students and their families will receive individual support throughout the academic year through monthly Saturday Academies, education advocacy, and caregiver workshops.