Month: August 2013

Take Action to Ensure Foster Youth in Guardianship are Supported to 21

Help ensure that AB 985 passes out of the Senate Appropriations Committee! AB 985 creates equity between relatives and non-relatives by allowing all children who exit foster care to guardianship to receive benefits until age 21, regardless of the youth’s age when the guardianship was established. Under existing law, non-relative guardians receive support until the …

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Alliance and First Star Team Up to Help Foster Youth Get to College

The Alliance and First Star are partnering to help 28 eleventh graders in foster care get on the right academic footing so they can attend college. At the end of last year, many youth in the innovative First Star UCLA Bruin Academy were struggling academically. Each youth had different scenarios resulting from frequent home and school …

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