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ASP Coach Kat Foley Shares How Successful Coaching Leads to Successful Students

| March 4th,2015

As an Academic Success Program coach with Foster Care to Success (FC2S), I am rewarded with seeing my students grow and blossom throughout their college years, while experiencing tremendous personal growth myself through these relationships. I love being a part of their academic and everyday lives as a coach, sounding board, encourager, editor, and support [...]

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

| March 2nd,2015

Today is Dr. Seuss’s Birthday! The renowned children’s book author continues to inspire millions of youth with his timeless writings—including foster students! Dr. Seuss’s first book, And to Think I Saw It on Mulberry Street, was rejected by 27 publishers, which teaches a great lesson to try, try again! Did you know books like Green [...]

New Smart Phone App Geolocates Resources For L.A. County Foster Youth

| February 25th,2015

Calling all foster youth in L.A. County! Alliance for Children’s Right has launched a new app called Know Before You Go. B4UGO allows current and former foster youth in L.A. County to stay connected, “with a quick tap on your phone, you can be virtually linked to a lifeline of resources, tools, supports and advocates [...]

Mentoring Foster Youth Could Help Postively Impact Their Mindset

| February 23rd,2015

Great blog post from CASA’s CEO Michael Piraino on how we can transform foster youths’ trajectory by changing their mindset. Our foster care system can cause traumatic and adverse childhood effects, resulting in a “fixed” mindset where a child assumes failure to be permanent versus a “growth” mindset where a child accepts failures as challenges to [...]

More Than…

| February 12th,2015

Many things inspire people to volunteer. It may be a newspaper article that pulls your heartstrings, wise words from a mentor, or a gift you are given just when you need it most. It’s More Than an article, More Than a word, or More Than a gift – it’s the catalyst that inspires you to give of your time, energy, or [...]

How Will You Be Seen In 2015?

| January 2nd,2015

Happy New Year! As 2015 begins, many people have new year’s resolutions. Losing weight, saving money and finding a better job are very popular, but what about setting some online goals for this year? In 2014, 3 billion people used the internet with more than half of them accessing social media. A whopping 4.75 billion [...]

DIY Holiday Gifts On a Budget

| December 22nd,2014

Happy Holidays! In a mad dash to get your last minute holiday gifts together? Are you wondering how you’ll manage to keep from breaking the bank while spreading a little holiday cheer? No worries, we’ve all been there! Our FC2S student, Rene, has created this video to help inspire creative, inexpensive, and most importantly thoughtful [...]

Wishing Our Parenting Liason a Happy Retirement!

| December 18th,2014

She walks into the office wearing her infectious smile; her cheery laugh greets your ears long before you see her. She waves good morning as she heads for her desk, and as you wave back, suddenly, you’re happy because you know at some point in the day you’ll have a good laugh. Laura Adkins is [...]

CRS Recent Report Profiles Current and Former Foster Youth

| December 8th,2014

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) issued an October 2014 report with data from National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) FY 2011-13. The Child Welfare: Profiles of Current and Former Older Youth Based on the National Youth in Transition report provides a summary and detailed data about independent living services, education, work, health and other outcomes of [...]

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