Blog Posts Tagged: featured

Mr. Talented: Foster Youth as Entrepreneur

| August 16th,2012

Augustus Shaw Bow Ties Mr Talented Foster Youth FC2S

Some stories end well; others, in tragedy. Tyrelle (Augustus) Shaw never graduated.  He dropped out of school to concentrate on his bow tie business and for a time things went well.  In April 2013 his photograph was featured on “Humans of New York,” and his truly original bow ties were sold in several boutiques.   However, […]

It Pays to Be Nice to Everyone

| July 25th,2012

Foster Care Students James

James Spivey is a junior at West Virginia University, studying management information systems. He recently sent us an email, which we thought was very worth sharing! “I learned a valuable lesson today. I was running around campus the entire day to get everything situated for school. Unfortunately, when I got to the financial aid office, they […]

Kayla Becker: Aim Higher Brings Great Rewards

| July 2nd,2012

Kayla Becker

Kayla Becker is interning thru our Aim Higher Fellowship program at the American Bar Association’s Center on Children and the Law, where she’s gone from being disinterested to down with politics. Why the change of heart? Her story is below. “Japanese food – my favorite. I wonder if there will be any good Japanese food in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]