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Bert C., aspiring doctor

| May 6th,2014

Bert C.

AIM HIGHER – Bert dreams of becoming a doctor. He wants to serve other people, and apply the skills he is learning at Kent State University. Currently, he struggles in his Chemistry class, but he seeks out campus resources and believes that he will succeed.

Lavonte H., dad and student

| May 5th,2014

Lavonte H

AIM HIGHER – Lavonte is currently going to school to become an EMT. He dreams of helping people and saving lives. He will graduate with his associate degree from Lakeland Community College in Ohio this coming fall.

Chelsea M. carries the flame

| May 4th,2014

Chelsea Flame Award

Chelsea (B.A. English Education, BYU-Idaho, 2012) was an FC2S Aim Higher Fellow last summer, and the experience gave her just the boost of confidence she needed to start teaching her career as a middle school language arts teacher.

Sara B., congratulations!

| May 3rd,2014

Sara B

AIM HIGHER – Sara first received an FC2S scholarship in 2007, when she was working on her associate degree.  This  month, age 30, she finally accepted her diploma from Edison Community College in Florida, with a cumulative 3.34 GPA. 

Brittany B., new college grad

| May 1st,2014

Brittany Graduation 2014

AIM HIGHER – On April 27, 2014, Brittany graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Social Work from Eastern Michigan University.  After spending her teenage years in foster care, this was not a given.  Less than five percent of young adults who age out of foster care graduate with a bachelor’s degree .

2013 National Convening on Foster Youth and Higher Education

| March 21st,2014

Hot off the press – Last October more than 100 professionals gathered in Los Angeles to discuss a national drive to  improve higher education outcomes for foster youth.  FC2S was in integral part of the meeting, and prepared the Conference Proceedings: 2013 National Convening on Foster Youth and Higher Education.

Bold Leaders!

| November 11th,2013

On October 21st, Maria Garin Jones, Program Manager for Aim Higher at FC2S met with a delegation of teachers from multiple Caribbean nations, including Jamaica, Grenada, and the Bahamas.  The group traveled to the U.S. as part of the Youth Ambassadors Program sponsored by Bold Leaders. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Bold Leaders is dedicated to [...]

If at first you don’t succeed – tips for getting the job you want

| November 7th,2013

Students get into college, navigate the financial aid system, succeed in all of their classes, graduate, and expect to get a good job. Unfortunately, recently graduated students may have to take any job they can get while they pursue their dream of the “ideal” job. Foster Care to Success alumna Francesca Weems knows from first-hand [...]

Chelsea Passes the Flame

| October 29th,2013

Chelsea Miles, recent college graduate and Aim Higher Fellow, was selected as the October employee of the month at Tooele Junior High where she teaches 7th grade language arts in Tooele, Utah.  The award she received is called the “Passing of the Flame” (because the trophy looks like a flame). She was nominated by a [...]

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