At a young age I understood death more than I understood life. That is a concept that not a lot of people can get. I’m still figuring it out but at least it’s not something [...]
Read Gene’s story. Gene is extremely bright and a walking encyclopedia. He is fun, energetic and laughs easily.
Justin attended the First Star Academy at UCLA for four years and begins his freshman year at the University of California Riverside in fall 2015.
First Star Academy Program Foster youth are often denied access to adequate educational and residential programs that meet their unique needs within a supportive environment. The damaging effects of growing up in foster care without [...]
https://asunow.asu.edu/20190530-first-star-asu-evens-odds-arizona-foster-youth May 30, 2019 For many youth in foster care, the odds of achieving a college education have historically been low, with some sources indicating less than 3% will earn a bachelor’s degree. As a part of [...]
https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/2019/05/24/foster-care-children-need-extra-help-heres-how-arizona-giving/1214017001/ For many of Arizona’s 14,500 foster youth – and more than 440,000 foster youth nationwide – life after leaving foster care can offer few guarantees. Childhoods filled with challenge – constant movement, chronic health problems, poor education, even [...]