Thursday, January 22, 2009

FosterClub All-Stars Accepting Applications

How to apply to become a FosterClub All-Star:
Introduction Overview Details How to apply

The application deadline is March 1, 2009.

Part 1: Application

This year the application is completely online. The application is long and may require a few hours to complete. We have provided downloadable Word and PDF versions of the application for preparation of your drafts, which will then be entered into Survey Monkey. We strongly advise you to download the application, review the questions, write out practice essay questions, and then return to Survey Monkey to upload your answers. No incomplete applications are accepted, so please take your time to review questions and allow adequate time to insert your answers on Survey Monkey.

Prepare your application: Go here for the links to the application.

2009 FosterClub All-Star practice Microsoft Word Version

2009 FosterClub All-Star practice Adobe PDF Version
(If you do not have Adobe Reader, you can download it here.)

Submit the application online:

Official Fosterclub All-Star Online Application

The application deadline is March 1, 2009. If you have any problems with this application process, please call Dan at FosterClub at 503-717-1552.

There are essay questions in the application process. All essays must be filled out entirely for a completed application. FosterClub recommends that you write your essays into a word document, spell check, proof-read, etc. and then copy and paste your essay into Survey Monkey.

If you are providing a Recommendation for a youth applying for the All-Star program, click here.

Part 2: Recommendations

This year the Recommendations must be submitted online using Survey Monkey. The link is provided below (there is also a link at We require two recommendations from adults who know you. Recommendations should address your leadership skills and any other qualities that would make you a good candidate to become an All-Star. Some people you may want to ask for a recommendation could include employers or managers, teachers, coaches, pastors, Independent Living Providers, leaders of extra-curricular activities (club leaders, scout leaders, etc.), foster parents, or managers of any of your volunteer activities. Recommendations should not be from friends or relatives. Recommendations must be submitted online using the link provided below. The Website will ask the adults a few questions about you and will provide them with a place to make comments. Your application is not complete without two recommendations.

Please direct adults who are submitting recommendations to FosterClub’s front page where a link will be provided for them to submit their recommendations.

Deadline is MARCH 1, 2009

All-Star Selection

FosterClub will make its selections by April 1st. Youth will be selected to represent diversity in foster care experiences, education, current paths (college, employment, job corps, etc.), race, ethnicity and geographical location. Young people who apply but are not selected should in no way view the fact that they weren’t selected as an indication of their abilities or personality. It simply means that other youth were selected this year to help us build a diverse team for the All-Star Program.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a competitive application process and applying does not guarantee your selection to participate in the internship. If you have any questions, please contact Daniel Knapp at 503-717-1552. If you are still in care and your caseworker, foster parent or guardian have any questions, we encourage them to call also.

For information, call 503-717-1552 or visit

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