As Kent State returns to a school year that resembles pre-pandemic times, First Star Kent State Academy has begun to imagine new programs. The Academy is a free, comprehensive four-year college access program for youth in foster care. The program engages a cohort of up to 30 students in a variety of learning opportunities, including academic support, career exploration, social and cultural activities and more.

3x higher high school dropout rates for foster youth than other low-income children
88% of First Star Scholars Enter Higher Education
98% of First Star Scholars Graduate High School

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Phone Number: 330-672-3039

Academy Director
Danielle Green-Welch, M.Ed, Ed.S