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.
Central Illinois Program Creates Postsecondary Pathways for Youth in Foster Care Voices and Viewpoints by Chequita Brown / Feb 6, 2020 It’s 9:15 on a Saturday morning and youth begin to sluggishly saunter into a [...]
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. [...]