1/5/16 – CASA of maricopa county

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) of Maricopa County is affiliated with the National CASA Association which is a network of 955 programs that are recruiting, training and supporting volunteers to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom and other settings. When children receive this kind of support early on, their chances of succeeding as adults is increased.

http://www.azcourts.gov/casaofmaricopacounty/

 

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CASA of Maricopa County is a network of Court Appointed Special Advocates who represent foster kids in the courtroom.
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New Year’s Message

Let our New Year’s resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word. – Goran Persson

Happy New Year one and all.

 

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Let our New Year’s resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity. – Goran Persson

12/29 – Attending college is a major life change

Student Preparing To The Exams.

Attending college is a major life change and involves a lot more than just coming up with tuition. That’s why the Blavin Scholars Program provides financial support as well as comprehensive and tailored academic, personal, and life-skills support to all scholars to ensure their success. Things like mentoring, one-on-one support and year-round housing are just a few of the services offered through the scholarship.

 

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The Blavin Scholars Program provides financial support as well as comprehensive and tailored academic, personal, and life-skills support.

12/28 – NAU program changing the cycle

The NAU Blavin Scholars program is truly changing the cycle for foster care youth. In this video you’ll hear the inspiring stories of three Blavin Scholars — Katherine, Marti and Regina. http://bit.ly/1Ipy9gD

 

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The NAU Blavin Scholars program is changing the cycle for foster care youth. http://bit.ly/1Ipy9gD

 

12/22 – Meet Inaya — NAU Blavin Scholar

Meet Inaya — a freshman undergraduate at Northern Arizona University and first year Blavin Scholar… http://blavinscholars.org/meet-inaya-nau-blavin-scholar.html

 

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Meet Inaya — a freshman undergraduate at Northern Arizona University and first year Blavin Scholar… http://blavinscholars.org/meet-inaya-nau-blavin-scholar.html

12/23 – foster care statistics

This year roughly 22,000 young adults will age out of the foster care system at 18. Of those kids:

• 20% will experience homelessness;

• 25% will be incarcerated within 2 years of aging out of foster care;

• 50% of the young women in foster care will become pregnant before the age of 19.

We want to give these youths a fighting chance at a real future. This is why we do what we do. Learn more at http://blavinscholars.org/

 

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This year roughly 22,000 young adults will age out of the foster care system at 18. (link to FB post)

12/21 – More than just tuition assistance

The Blavin Scholars program provides tuition money, but it doesn’t stop there. We also provide a network of support resources for students to ensure their success. This includes things like housing, room supplies, academic guidance, and mentorship. We have found that this holistic approach is the best way to support our scholars as they make their way through college. Learn more at http://blavinscholars.org/

 

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The Blavin Scholars program provides tuition money as well as housing, room supplies, academic guidance, and mentorship.

12/15 – 2015 study of foster care kids and college

University of the Pacific in Stockton, California recently conducted a study of foster youth and college. The results were released earlier this year. The study concluded that foster youth require formal programs to assist them both financially and academically in order to improve on their 3% college graduation rate. A student named Amanda summed up the views of the study participants: “I wish I had someone who cared about my future as much as I did, so they could help me along that path.” This is why we do what we do at Blavin Scholars.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150419193908.htm

 

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2015 study shows foster youth need formal assistance programs to in order to improve 3% graduation rate. http://bit.ly/1ln9ZhK

 

12/17 – TBT: Fostering success at NAU

TBT – Here’s a 2010 NAU News article about several Blavin Scholars who, like 20,000 other kids each year, aged out of foster care and found themselves on their own. We are so proud to be a part of their success stories.

http://news.nau.edu/fostering-success/#.Vig55iseplE

 

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A look back to 2010: Meet a few of our very special @NAU Blavin Scholars. http://bit.ly/1OZQVkB

12/11 – Meet Celena — NAU Blavin Scholar

We’d love for you to meet Celena — a Blavin Scholar studying at Northern Arizona University. Celena is a biomedical sciences major who plans on attending medical school. She is truly an inspiration and we know she is on the path to creating an amazing life for herself. We feel so fortunate to be a part of her special journey.

http://blavinscholars.org/meet-celena-nau-blavin-scholar.html

 

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Meet Celena — a Blavin Scholar studying biomedical sciences at NAU. We love being part of her special journey. http://bit.ly/1OZQnuT