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This summer, some of our Academy scholars joined the National Summer Learning Association to visit the trading floor and witness ringing of the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange. Visit the link in our bio to help give foster youth these types of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. #highereducation #universityprograms #fosteryouth #nonprofitlife #leadership #educatefosteryouth #firststar #change #socialchange #educationmatters #nonprofit #localfamily #charity #nonprofitorganization #nonprofitemployees #philanthropy #youthcoach #academies #youthleader #firststaracademies #universityfamily #socialgood #hope
That number is only going to go up ⭐thanks to your support. And thanks to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, who officially named October as Foster Youth College Awareness Month! #highereducation #universityprograms #fosteryouth #nonprofitlife #leadership #educatefosteryouth #firststar #change #socialchange #educationmatters #nonprofit #localfamily #charity #nonprofitorganization #nonprofitemployees #philanthropy #youthcoach #academies #youthleader #firststaracademies #universityfamily #socialgood #hope
We are so proud of all of our students who successfully completed Summer Academies or celebrated graduation this year! Remember, you’ll always be part of the First Star family💓 #highereducation #universityprograms #fosteryouth #nonprofitlife #leadership #educatefosteryouth #firststar #change #socialchange #educationmatters #nonprofit #localfamily #charity #nonprofitorganization #nonprofitemployees #philanthropy #youthcoach #academies #youthleader #firststaracademies #universityfamily #socialgood #hope
Success doesn’t look the same for everyone. First Star takes a whole scholar approach, meaning we provide the tools for students to succeed on a number of different paths. Visit the link in our bio to support our mission. #highereducation #universityprograms #fosteryouth #nonprofitlife #leadership #educatefosteryouth #firststar #change #socialchange #educationmatters #nonprofit #localfamily #charity #nonprofitorganization #nonprofitemployees #philanthropy #youthcoach #academies #youthleader #firststaracademies #universityfamily #socialgood #hope
We are so proud of all of our students who successfully completed Summer Academies or celebrated graduation this year! Remember, you’ll always be part of the First Star family💓
Academy scholars visited Virtual Reality World NYC in Manhattan where they participated in educational workshops and a virtual reality immersive experience. Help make more experiences like this possible by visiting the link in our bio. #highereducation #universityprograms #fosteryouth #nonprofitlife #leadership #educatefosteryouth #firststar #change #socialchange #educationmatters #nonprofit #localfamily #charity #nonprofitorganization #nonprofitemployees #philanthropy #youthcoach #academies #youthleader #firststaracademies #universityfamily #socialgood #hope
First Star celebrates the beautiful moments in life: high school graduation, getting into college, starting a career, and finding your place in this world. #highereducation #universityprograms #fosteryouth #nonprofitlife #leadership #educatefosteryouth #firststar #change #socialchange #educationmatters #nonprofit #localfamily #charity #nonprofitorganization #nonprofitemployees #philanthropy #youthcoach #academies #youthleader #firststaracademies #universityfamily #socialgood #hope
Check out one of our scholars at the Liberty Science Center in New Jersey, experiencing hands-on learning. Your support gives foster youth opportunities like these, which they might not otherwise get. #highereducation #universityprograms #fosteryouth #nonprofitlife #leadership #educatefosteryouth #firststar #change #socialchange #educationmatters #nonprofit #localfamily #charity #nonprofitorganization #nonprofitemployees #philanthropy #youthcoach #academies #youthleader #firststaracademies #universityfamily #socialgood #hope
The SAT is a major milestone for high school students when planning for higher education. Thank you @collegespring for helping our scholars succeed. #highereducation #universityprograms #fosteryouth #nonprofitlife #leadership #educatefosteryouth #firststar #change #socialchange #educationmatters #nonprofit #localfamily #charity #nonprofitorganization #nonprofitemployees #philanthropy #youthcoach #academies #youthleader #firststaracademies #universityfamily #socialgood #hope
One definition of friendship is “a state of mutual trust and support.” First Star relationships are centered around mutual understanding and unconditional support. These friendships last a lifetime, beyond graduation. #highereducation #universityprograms #fosteryouth #nonprofitlife #leadership #educatefosteryouth #firststar #change #socialchange #educationmatters #nonprofit #localfamily #charity #nonprofitorganization #nonprofitemployees #philanthropy #youthcoach #academies #youthleader #firststaracademies #universityfamily #socialgood #hope
Foster youth can accomplish anything, but their circumstances often makes them believe differently. Our Academies give foster youth the skills, resources, and - most importantly - the confidence to achieve great things after high school. Visit the link in our bio to show a foster youth that you believe in them, too. #highereducation #universityprograms #fosteryouth #nonprofitlife #leadership #educatefosteryouth #firststar #change #socialchange #educationmatters #nonprofit #localfamily #charity #nonprofitorganization #nonprofitemployees #philanthropy #youthcoach #academies #youthleader #firststaracademies #universityfamily #socialgood #hope
CUNY Staten Island Summer Academy scholars learned the ins and outs of the Stock Exchange during their trip to Wall Street. These types of experiences make First Star’s Academies unique - they go above and beyond academics to prepare foster youth for higher education and careers. #highereducation #universityprograms #fosteryouth #nonprofitlife #leadership #educatefosteryouth #firststar #change #socialchange #educationmatters #nonprofit #localfamily #charity #nonprofitorganization #nonprofitemployees #philanthropy #youthcoach #academies #youthleader #firststaracademies #universityfamily #socialgood #hope
First Star is not just an academic program. Here is one of our Academy scholars with the vision board he made during his Summer Academy, which taught him about goal-setting and how to dream for the future.
The story of each foster youth is unique, but there is usually one common factor: they all faced hardships that no child deserves to endure. Visit the link in our bio to help us give foster youth the love, support, and guidance they need to overcome their individual challenges. #highereducation #universityprograms #fosteryouth #nonprofitlife #leadership #educatefosteryouth #firststar #change #socialchange #educationmatters #nonprofit #localfamily #charity #nonprofitorganization #nonprofitemployees #philanthropy #youthcoach #academies #youthleader #firststaracademies #universityfamily #socialgood #hope
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a town hall this summer at CUNY Staten Island. CSI Academy scholars had the opportunity to meet her and speak about First Star. Your support gives our students the opportunity to use their voice, ask their questions, and advocate for other foster youth. #highereducation #universityprograms #fosteryouth #nonprofitlife #leadership #educatefosteryouth #firststar #change #socialchange #educationmatters #nonprofit #localfamily #charity #nonprofitorganization #nonprofitemployees #philanthropy #youthcoach #academies #youthleader #firststaracademies #universityfamily #socialgood #hope
The national average for foster youth is 50%. Help us change the course of foster youth’s lives. Visit the link in our bio to get involved. #highereducation #universityprograms #fosteryouth #nonprofitlife #leadership #educatefosteryouth #firststar #change #socialchange #educationmatters #nonprofit #localfamily #charity #nonprofitorganization #nonprofitemployees #philanthropy #youthcoach #academies #youthleader #firststaracademies #universityfamily #socialgood #hope
Some of our Rutgers University Camden scholars took part in the Tech It Out event at Villanova University hosted by Women in Cable Telecommunications. This event was all about creating strong female leaders in the technology industry. We know these young ladies will do great things! #highereducation #universityprograms #fosteryouth #nonprofitlife #leadership #educatefosteryouth #firststar #change #socialchange #educationmatters #nonprofit #localfamily #charity #nonprofitorganization #nonprofitemployees #philanthropy #youthcoach #academies #youthleader #firststaracademies #universityfamily #socialgood #hope

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