First Star 2U
Lead a child you care for to success today
We believe that every young person deserves the chance to fulfil their potential and achieve the best!
Whatever their background, whatever their path
First Star 2U programme – Runs for 4 years & includes monthly online academic enrichment classes, year-round mentoring, life skills workshops, and a 7 day summer campus immersion residential held annually at the University of Sussex
Open to children with care experience currently in year 11
Supported by the
After completing a First Star programme: 50% have progressed to HE and 45% are in training or employment
Everyone here has a common goal – Success. What that looks like for each scholar varies but the support, love and guidance that everyone shows each other is hugely important.
Track Their Progress
Once a scholar is enrolled on a programme carers and virtual schools receive an on going update. In addition Directors support progress, joining PEPs meetings and liaising with schools.
Unlock all the joys of summer at our residential programme – learning new skills, creating unforgettable memories with life long friends, eating good food and getting support from other people on the same journey as you.
6 monthly hours of online learning and activities, 1-1 sessions & group sessions that follow the VESPA model.
Vision, Effort, Systems, Practice and Attitude
All resources are included such as free laptop – all we ask is a commitment to ensure that the young person can complete the programme.
Here's How It Works
Training & Extensive Support
The programme develops 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.