The South Jersey First Star Collaborative operates foster youth academies and four-year college preparatory programs for high school foster youth that shows them that they belong on a college campus and provides them with the resources and tools to help them get there. Youth live on a college campus each summer throughout high school and return one to two days each month throughout the school year. The university becomes a second home that inspires and empowers them. Each academy keeps youth on track for academic success, equips them with life skills needed for adulthood, trains them to advocate for themselves and others, and provides familial relationships that will last through adulthood.
First Star, a national non-profit, partners with child welfare agencies, universities, and school districts to improve the lives of foster youths. Their ultimate goal is to equip them with the academic, life skills, and adult supports needed to help build a better path to higher education and adulthood. In conjunction with First Star Academy South Read More