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1707, 2015

Life Changer or Life Saver?

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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 [...]

1707, 2015

Gene’s Story

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Read Gene’s story. Gene is extremely bright and a walking encyclopedia. He is fun, energetic and laughs easily.

1707, 2015

Justin’s Story

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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.

1811, 2013

First Star Family

By | November 18th, 2013|Categories: Stories, Video|Comments Off on First Star Family

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 [...]

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