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First Star Empowers Foster Youth and Increases College Attendance

Photo by osman alyaz on Pexels.com In a nation where 400,000 foster youth deal with constant instability and 50% struggle to even graduate high school, First Star is a bright light of hope that not only models the power of educational intervention, but also encourages more programs to help guide foster youth into adulthood and… Continue reading First Star Empowers Foster Youth and Increases College Attendance

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How HBO Doc ‘Foster’ Gives ‘Unprecedented’ Look Into Children in Foster Care System — Variety

The documentary “Foster” features numerous individuals in the foster care system, but the inspiration for the film started with just one child. About 25 years ago, producer Deborah Oppenheimer met a 6-year-old boy named Patrick, while she was volunteering at a public school. “I asked his story and discovered that he had been removed from […]How… Continue reading How HBO Doc ‘Foster’ Gives ‘Unprecedented’ Look Into Children in Foster Care System — Variety

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Doing Good: FHS Facelift

We are so grateful to all the folks who came out today to help transform our landscape. Big thanks to The United Way, Beth Farrell at FirstService Residential, Barry Nietsch from Coast Landscaping, EPS Landscaping, Emigh's Ace Hardware, Sherwin Williams, and all the other folks who donated their time, money and effort to create a better place for foster children and their families.