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Christopher A., proving them wrong

| May 9th,2014

Christopher A.

AIM HIGHER – As a high school student, people told Christopher that he couldn’t go to college and that, “nobody here does that.” Christopher wanted to prove them wrong, and he did.

Philip S., King of Selfies

| May 8th,2014

Philip S.

AIM HIGHER – Philip calls himself the king of “selfies” (self-portraits taken with a mobile phone). He enjoys snapping well-positioned photos of himself, smiling broadly and wearing the most fashionable of clothes.

Nina W., in college and proud of it

| May 7th,2014


AIM HIGHER – Nina didn’t always expect to go to college. In high school, she struggled with depression, and with finding a place to live. By her senior year, though, she started rethinking what she wanted from life and recognized the importance of a college education.

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.