Empowering Children In Care
We believe that every child deserves the chance to fulfil their potential and achieve the best!
whatever their background, whatever their path
Young people in foster care have increased rates of trauma and struggle to form positive relationships.
They are continuously moved from schools and placements which drastically effects academic & social development.
Risk of Incarceration
Care experience people make up 40% of the adult prison population
Risk of Homelessness
25% of care leavers experience homelessness within the first 2 years of independence.
Find out more – What’s at Stake
First Star partners with universities to deliver holistic programmes for children in care. Each Programme supports a cohort of 30 Scholars over a 4 year period. Starting with a summer residential at the end of year 9 onto 6 hours of monthly tutoring covering GCSEs, A-levels, life skills, leadership well being & employability
Support Our Cause
Your gift enables us to run holistic programmes for children who have suffered from abuse or neglect and are being raised in foster care. We provide long term support over 4 years at a crucial point in time for our young people from adolescents to adulthood. All young people should have the opportunity to aspire to Higher Education, enjoy exciting careers and get good jobs - help us by supporting our scholars and empowering them to achieve their potential.
Training & Extensive Support
For children in care
First Star programmes develop and implements a life skills curriculum to ensure children in care are prepared for adulthood.
Workshops focus on psycho-social, self-efficacy skills, and include topics such as budgeting, nutrition, healthy relationships, and substance abuse.
We provide a fulfilling and supportive environment appreciating collaboration and valuing diversity.