FIRST STAR SOUTH JERSEY COLLABORATIVE

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Promoting academic success and self-sufficiency for foster youth through the use of a college exposure program and by supporting the champion family with resources, education, and life coaching.

FIRST STAR APPROACH

First Star partners with universities and child welfare agencies throughout the country to make a long-term investment in foster youth and change the course of their lives, from abuse and neglect to academic achievement and self-sufficiency. It is a rigorous college-prep program for foster youth designed to improve educational outcomes and ensure college attainment.

First Star's Foster Youth Academies are the nation's only foster youth college prep programs that include residential components on university campuses over the four years of high school.

The South Jersey First Star Collaborative is a project of First Star, Inc., in partnership with CASA of CGS, United Advocacy Group, Community Treatment Solutions, and Rutgers Child & Family Law Clinic.

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