loyolaContact:
Bridget Wesley bwesley@luc.edu
(773) 508-8789

The First Star Loyola Academy is a partnership between First Star and the Summer Enrichment at Loyola (SEaL) program. The Academy provides up to 32 Chicago-area foster youth with intensive four-week residential summer programming and year-round support and guidance for all four years of high school. The First Star SEaL Scholars participate in the SEaL program’s academic and college prep programming, and receive additional foster youth-specific training and support throughout high school. The youth are given the encouragement and enrichment needed to become competitive applicants for two and four-year higher education institutions, and are also exposed to life at a values-based university.