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Brittany B., new college grad

| May 1st,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 .

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 […]

“Just in Time” Financial Education and Some Good Suggestions

| October 21st,2013

Not many people relish diving into financial issues and educating themselves on the finer details of interest rates, detailed approaches to saving, or the fees attached to a credit card. However, this lack of knowledge can easily lead to a series of progressively difficult events. In “Financial Literacy, Beyond the Classroom,” New York Times writer […]

Be the Difference in Lives Of Students Who’ve Experienced Foster Care

| October 7th,2013

You are the difference – the difference between being an overwhelmed, underprepared student starting college or a job training program and a successful student graduating with a plan. What makes the difference? Foster Care to Success (FC2S), its donors and volunteers are the dinner table conversation where parents relay important information to their children that youth […]

Report Examines How Young Black and Latino Males Succeed in New York City Schools

| October 7th,2013

Today we have a guest blog post by Maria Archuleta of the Open Society Foundations. Study includes interviews with 400 high school students and 90 recent graduates NEW YORK — The most comprehensive, qualitative report of academic success predictors among black and Latino high school students in the U.S. ­­was released today by the University of Pennsylvania […]

Foster Care Hero Danielle Gletow

| October 1st,2013

Everyone wishes for something.  Danielle Gletow’s  organization One Simple Wish works to fulfill the wishes of foster children, at-risk youth and vulnerable families around the country.  Founded in 2008, One Simple Wish helps others become heroes as well, by letting them make children’s dreams come true.  One Simple Wish donors contribute everything from tickets to […]