Every community college has a person appointed as their Foster Youth Success Initiative (FYSI) liaison. Continue Reading →
Questions and answers for foster youth about how to graduate from high school, go to college, get financial aid, and much more.
It depends. California law (AB 1393) requires UCs and CSUs to give foster youth priority for on-campus housing. Continue Reading →
A law, called AB 194, gives foster youth and former foster youth priority registration for classes at community colleges, CSUs, and some UCs. Continue Reading →
For admission to community college you must meet one of the following criteria: Continue Reading →
No. As long as you have or had an open case in the juvenile court (i.e. you are a foster youth) on your 13th birthday—even if you were adopted—you are considered a “ward of the court” and are deemed an “Independent Student.” Continue Reading →
Under AB 490 and the Fostering Connections Act for foster youth, and AB 2276 for probation youth, you have the right to be immediately enrolled in school even if you don’t have the necessary paperwork (like a birth certificate, immunization records, or school records).
What to do if you believe that you may have a learning disability or other disability that affects your learning or ability to do well in school.
If you attend school on a regular basis, try your best, and ask for help but you are still struggling to understand or do well in some or all of your classes, you may need special help. Continue Reading →
Find information about partial credits, court absences, extracurricular activities, education attorneys, and more.
DCFS (or the child welfare agency in your county) must give you bus passes or pay your caregiver for the cost of driving you to your school of origin. Continue Reading →