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Read More. First Star Family. Making Graduation Possible. First Star Greater Washington Academy Closing Ceremony Highlights The closing ceremonies of the First Star Greater Washington Academy summer immersion program took place on the campus of George Washington University in front of friends, family, volunteers, supporters, staff and students.
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The goal of these efforts is to ensure that they youth do not transition into adulthood without a team of adults who can provide ongoing and continued support. Look around you! You are already here! Our Academies. Download our Foster Youth Academies brochure. Loyola University. Rowan University. University of Central Florida.
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Rutgers University — Camden. Cal State University San Bernadino. Program Components The First Star Academies keep youth on track for high school graduation, and prepare them for higher education and adulthood by providing specialized programming that addresses: 1 academics; 2 life skills; and 3 caregiver and mentor engagement.
Academic Supports Foster youth have the poorest education outcomes in the country because of school instability and unaddressed special education needs. Life Skills Foster youth often lack the skills needed to successfully transition into adulthood. Caregiver and Mentor Engagement Too often, foster youth repeatedly move placements and exit foster care without any family or permanent adult supports.
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