Contact: Deneca Avant: Dwinfre@ilstu.edu
With grants totaling $250,000 from DCFS and a private donor, Illinois State’s Center for Child Welfare and Adoption Studies is establishing a First Star Academy at the University, which will help prepare high school-aged youth in foster care for college.
First Star Academy at Illinois State successfully completed its inaugural year on the campus of Illinois State University. First Star at Illinois State University is a college preparatory program for high school aged youth who receive foster [...]
Center for Child Welfare and Adoption Studies receives $250,000 to help youth in foster care reach college Less than 3 percent of youth who are raised in the foster care system earn a bachelor’s degree. [...]