Are a free, comprehensive four-year University access program that aims to provide foster children the academic support, enrichment and resources needed to enrol and succeed in higher education.
We partner with universities, local community networks, virtual schools, local charities and organisations.
Care experienced children have a 733% increased chance of going to university compared to their peers once on a programme.
Core Programme Features
This tackles the first big hurdle for care experienced young people. We aim for all our scholars to reach a level 4 and beyond in English, Maths and Science.
To provide scholars with the resources and support needed to successfully transition to Higher Education
We prepare our scholars for independent living. Teaching financial management, nutrition,
Strategic thinking, aspiration building and goal setting
Tools needed to gain successful employment. Career planning and goal setting.
Regulating emotions and understanding when you need to ask for support
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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.