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Semester at Sea Adventure by Molly Sobol

| June 10th,2013

Right now I am sailing on the MV Explorer on my way from Ghana to Morocco, I have spent this semester circumnavigating the globe on the Semester at Sea, Spring 2013 voyage, thanks to the generous support of Foster Care to Success. In the last four months I have had the opportunity to spend time [...]

Foster Care Highlighted on New Television Show

| June 3rd,2013

Have you ever liked a character on a television show because he reminds you of yourself? Have you ever connected with a character because you’ve gone through the same types of life events? People who’ve gone through the foster care system have had difficulty finding anyone exactly like them on TV – until now.   [...]

May 2013 Heroes

| May 8th,2013

Grandfather

May, as we all know, is Foster Care Month.  A time to celebrate ALL the foster care heroes.  We asked our students to tell us who they would call a hero, and we got hundreds of responses – far too many to post on a blog!  It was very hard, but we chose a representative [...]

“My life is much richer just by knowing her.”

| April 11th,2013

Morgan and Michelle are part of the Foster Care to  Success Academic Success Coaching Program.  The boundaries of this program state that meetings in person are not permitted; however, occasionally an exception is made for coaches and students with a longstanding relationship.  Here is Morgan’s story of meeting her coach, Michelle, for the first time [...]

April 2013 Hero

| April 9th,2013

Now Norma Knits

Some people are heroes behind the scenes.  Such is Norma Miller, knitter (or, “needle artist”) and blogger extraordinaire.  Seven years ago, the Foster Care to Success Care Package Program was undergoing a transformation from boxes of goodies mailed to designated students from their “Secret Santas” to a more structured, thrice yearly endeavor involving thousands of [...]

Another Great Trip Thanks to FC2S!

| April 4th,2013

Over spring break 2013, Victoria, a senior at Marywood University in Pennsylvania, had the incredible opportunity to travel to Poland and visit the cities of Wroclaw and Warsaw with a Foster Care to Success Study Abroad Scholarship.  Here is what she has to say about her trip: Most of my time was spent in Wroclaw, [...]

Next year’s goals are GRAND!

| March 27th,2013

Every year, we ask our returning scholarship recipients to answer an essay prompt as part of the hoops they have to jump through in order to get a scholarship the following.  Small hoops, and we help them through – and good hoops, because they make you think.  Here’s the essay prompt: Everybody has long-term plans [...]

Sometimes it’s not just about classroom learning.

| March 15th,2013

Recently Amy Hale, a senior at the University of Colorado, Denver, and seven other students from a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs traveled to rural Southwest Guatemala to study sustainable development and health care. We’re proud to have been able to support her trip with FC2S Study Abroad Funding.   Here is what Amy has [...]

March 2013 Hero

| March 12th,2013

Lisa Valentine

I will never forget the first time I saw foster youth advocate Lisa Dickson.  It was at a  conference seven or eight years ago, and – truly! – across a crowded room she shone like a star, surrounded by chattering, laughing teenagers.  With her platinum ringlets cascading and her Taylor Swift red lipstick, she sparkled [...]

Ricardo Redd and Lessons Learned

| February 19th,2013

Ricardo Redd is a senior at Barry University in Florida, set to graduate next December with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre and a solid 3.0 GPA.  He’s come a long way in the years we’ve known him, as he’s learned to excel at school and in his chosen craft while handling the responsibilities of independent [...]

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