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4 Ways to Spin Your Thanksgiving

| November 25th,2014

Volunteer Have you ever helped your foster brother with his homework? Or listened to your best friend vent about a bad breakup? Didn’t it feel great to know you were able to help someone else, especially after your brother or friend thanked you for lending a hand in their time of need? Now imagine that [...]

Money Matters! Lacresha White Explains Why

| November 20th,2014

What happens when you put former foster youth in a room full of foster care professionals? Education…but the “teacher” may surprise you. On Nov. 17, 2014, the Child Welfare League of America hosted “Financial Challenges Facing Youth in Transition,” a panel discussion about how to create policies and practices to help foster youth with money [...]

Challenges and Solutions from the 2013 National Convening

| August 12th,2014

  On October 22, 2013, an extraordinary group of invited individuals representing child welfare, higher education, and state, local and national organizations gathered in Los Angeles to collectively address the unique educational challenges of foster youth in postsecondary programs.

Meet Our 2014 Aim Higher Fellows!

| May 31st,2014

Aim Higher

AIM HIGHER uses video and social media to engage foster parents, social workers, mentors and employers in FC2S’ national movement to link education and training to employment and successful adulthood.

Miguel O. was honored for his expressive writing

| May 29th,2014

Miguel O.

AIM HIGHER – Miguel is a high school senior from Brooklyn, NY and grand prize award winner of the 16th annual Awards for Youth in Foster Care.  Over 50 NYC foster youth submitted entries to this contest honoring excellence in creative writing. 

Fanta K., boldly facing a new future

| May 28th,2014

Fanta

AIM HIGHER – When Fanta arrived in the U.S. from Sierra Leone, the Maryland winters shocked her. “I came in June, but then around October the weather started changing. It was too cold!  I didn’t think I would be here for that long,” she says.

Tyler B. is achieving his goals

| May 27th,2014

AIM HIGHER – Twenty-nine year old Tyler just received his associate degree – with honors – in Behavioral Science from Northeast Community College in Nebraska, and will now pursue his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Wayne State University.  He, and all those who care about him, are rightfully proud.

Gary L. will treat children and make them laugh

| May 26th,2014

Gary L.

AIM HIGHER – Gary is currently studying a combination of Psychology, Natural Sciences, and Nursing at the University of Alaska-Anchorage. He will graduate with his BA in 2017.  He dreams of becoming a nurse practitioner for Children’s Services, and perhaps sharing his expertise as an instructor at the University of Alaska.

Patricia M. wants to inspire little children

| May 25th,2014

Patricia M

AIM HIGHER – Patricia wants to be the kind of Kindergarten teacher who inspires her students. Her dream job is to teach at Oakwood Elementary School in Plymouth, MN, where she attended classes until fourth grade.

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