ASCI Youth

Why Foster Children Need to Hear “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou

One of Maya Angelou’s most popular poems, “Still I Rise,” is an empowering anthem about the struggle to overcome prejudice and injustice, bringing hope to those who are oppressed and…

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Show Children the Beauty of Their Skin

Elmo and Lupita Nyong’o talk about the beauty and function of human skin, because it comes in all different textures and shades. In fact, beauty comes in all shades, too….

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Four Admirable, Unsung African-American Heroes

Claudette Colvin Nine months before the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955, sparked by Rosa Parks‘ arrest in Montgomery, Alabama, 15-year-old Claudette Colvin was arrested for refusing to give up her…

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Donate Luggage to Foster Children

If you are getting rid of any luggage or large bags, please consider donating them to ASCI’s Moving with Dignity program! Children removed from their homes often don’t have proper…

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ASCI Youth Attend College Fair Sponsored by Youth Places and UPMC

ASCI’s Youth Engagement Services (YES) participants attended the 7th Annual College Fair, sponsored by Youth Places and UPMC. They explored various vendors from universities such as La Roche University, Geneva…

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Take Advantage of Allegheny County’s Stipend for Summer Camp

How will our children stay safe and engaged during the summer months? It may only be January, but it’s never too early to plan how your children will spend their…

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ASCI Celebrates Youth Program with Graduation Ceremony

ASCI’s Boys II Men program hosted a Rites of Passage dinner ceremony to honor its young men for finishing the 10-week curriculum. They learned integrity, accountability, respect, discipline and so…

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Tuition Waivers Available for Eligible PA Foster Care Youth

The Fostering Independence Tuition Waiver Program seeks to help foster youth in Pennsylvania enter post-secondary education, such as community college or trade school. This will allow eligible foster youth to…

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ASCI’s Philadelphia Office Spreads Holiday Cheer to Kinship Kids

At ASCI, we know that not all families can afford gifts during the holiday season. It can be particularly difficult for kinship caregivers, who are typically unprepared when they are…

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ASCI Health Clinic a Success

To kick off our Preventive Care Campaign, Duquesne University of Pittsburgh hosted an event for ASCI clients and staff, providing free flu shots and health screenings (blood pressure, blood sugar…

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