Since May is National Foster Care Month, we engage the community so there can be more visibility to the foster youth population. This year FYRE will take the initiative to bring awareness for Foster Youth by doing the following.

FYRE Scholar Spotlights

Twice a week we will be posting one of our FYRE Scholars on the FYRE’s Instagram page and FYRE Website. This will shine some light on who they are as foster youth and how they changed their narratives.

Virtual FYRE IT UP!

Join us for our FYRE IT UP! Outreach Zoom Session hosted by the UC Irvine’s Foster Youth Resilience in Education (FYRE) Scholars Program. 

The purpose of this zoom session is to provide a space for the foster youth community to learn about UC Irvine, the FYRE Scholars Program, and how to succeed in college.

Date: Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
Time: 1 PM- 2:30 PM
Where: Via Zoom

RSVP HERE by Thursday, May 21st, 2020
RSVP link: https://forms.gle/qk8BurDsJwGxxCFm7

Once you complete the RSVP form, you will receive the Zoom Meeting ID. 

If you have any additional questions, please contact Janet Perez-Molina, FYRE Scholars Program Counselor/ Coordinator (949) 824.9310, or jvperezm@uci.edu.

If you are interested in volunteering, sign up here: https://forms.gle/RRBbyu4jnCp3kKgx9

Downloadable Backgrounds

Spark conversation about National Foster Care Month by wearing a blue shirt or downloading our cool virtual National Foster Care Ribbon background to spread awareness and tag us today or the entire month at Instagram @ucifyre and @uci_fsa. There are 3 backgrounds to choose from!

Foster Youth Awareness Training

The FYRE Scholars Program invites staff, faculty, and supporters to attend our first Foster Youth Awareness Training on Thursday, May 28th via zoom from 1 PM- 2:30 PM. Join us to learn about foster youth issues in higher education, how to support current/former foster you at UCI, and FYRE Scholars Program that supports our scholars.

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.