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Every Interaction has an Impact

| June 27th,2012

Rebecca James

Continuing with our Aim Higher fellow blogs, below is a touching and personal piece from Rebecca James. Rebecca is interning at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) and helping create television segments for Wednesday’s Child. More than 700 children have found permanent loving families after being featured on the Wednesday’s Child television program. And who better […]

Taking Washington, DC by Storm!

| June 26th,2012

Over the next few weeks we’ll be featuring blog posts by our Aim Higher students. Below is a post from Katie on her exciting internship working for a member of Congress in Washington, DC! My name is Katie and I am double majoring in biology and psychology at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. I […]

A Ripple Effect

| June 22nd,2012

We love it when the students we serve go on to serve others. And we really love it when they write us to let us know about the impact they’re making in the world. We recently got this email from a former student who received one of our scholarships. He’s using the degree he earned […]

Father’s Day and Foster Youth

| June 14th,2012

Father’s Day can be an isolating time for foster youth. While thousands around the world are celebrating their paternal fathers, others are lamenting their permanent loss, remembering (sometimes bitterly) parents who are absent from their lives, or just trying to forget. For those who have never experienced parental loss, it’s important to recognize that, just […]

Daring to Dream

| June 11th,2012

Tremale J. Berger was born in 1986 in Torrance, California. He became a foster child when he was less than 6 months old, and was circulated through multiple homes before arriving at a stable housing situation at the age of two. He was extremely fortunate to have been placed with a foster mother who treated […]

Inspiring the Next Generation of Nurses

| June 6th,2012

Casey Family Scholars

Meet Sarah Ali – one of our Casey Family Scholars. Sarah was in our undergrad program from 2004-2008 before joining our graduate program and just this month receiving her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Minnesota. What’s more, Sarah has been featured on the cover of Minnesota Nursing magazine! We were so psyched when […]

So You Think You Can Dance?

| May 30th,2012

Meet FC2S student Scott Marzette, (B.A. Jacksonville State University 2012) a finalist on BET’s national Lens on Talent dance show competition. Scott was described by Lens on Talent host radio and television personality Free as “a dancer who is used to beating the odds.” Scott hopes the passion and joy inherent in his dancing will […]

FC2S Students on CNN!

| May 17th,2012

Caroline James, 23, and Sean Hudson, 22 were recently featured on CNN. They both entered care at age 11, they both attend the University of Alabama, and they both receive support through Foster Care to Success.  Sean is a Social Work major with a 3.7 GPA, and Caroline double majors in Communications and Psychology with […]

Aging Out and Speaking Out

| May 17th,2012

1,500 young people age out of foster care in Texas every year. Dustin Haley entered foster care when he was eight years old and left in 2008 when he turned 18. Today, with support from Foster Care to Success, he is a junior at the University of Texas at Austin. Dustin has become an articulate […]

Jade Wallace: Giving Back

| May 17th,2012

Meet Jade Wallace, a recent Boise State student who, with support from Foster Care to Success, graduated with a degree in social work. Jade is now involved in an Idaho program called One Church, One Child, which encourages churches to connect their congregations with foster youth in need of adoption. Jade entered foster care as […]