Fostering STARS is a resource program designed to guide and assist eligible students who have experienced foster care. The program offers:
- Personal, professional and academic support in a confidential atmosphere;
- Assistance with navigating campus and community life, financial literacy and referrals to community organizations;
- Regular life skills workshops and one-on-one coaching;
- Assistance with applying for scholarships, accessing college and community resources, and finding career-related opportunities; and,
- Immersion activities that help students experience new activities and gain life skills in the process.
In order to be eligible to participate in the program, students must:
- Be between the ages of 15 and 20;
- Be eligible for Youth in Transition funding with an open case; and,
- Have been in an eligible foster care or non-secure delinquency placement supervised by the Department of Health and Human Services at 14 years of age or older.
We have spaces available for new students to join the program. If you are working with a student who has experienced foster care, find out if they are eligible for the program by connecting with J. Munley at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kaila Herin at email@example.com.
For student stories and for more information about upcoming Fostering STARS events, check out the Fostering STARS newsletter. If you would like to be added to the Fostering STARS newsletter subscription list or if you are interested in contributing to the Coach’s Column, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.