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 [...]
May 2020: First Star, in collaboration with United Friends of the Children, and FosterEd (NCYL) drafted a two-page document to assist school-based professionals with guidance on how to best support foster youth during this challenging [...]
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 [...]