Foster Youth Success Initiative
Welcome Current and Former Foster Youth!
California Community College Chancellors Office (CCCCO) has recognized that there is a significant deficit regarding youth from the foster care attending higher education. Acknowledging this need, they are sponsoring a concerted effort called the Foster Youth Success Initiative (FYSI) to bring issues affecting these youth to the forefront and to improve the ability of these youth to access postsecondary education and benefit from the support services that are available but are often unknown to them. Through the vision of the CCCCO, to create a statewide outreach and retention effort to better serve current and former youth from care, the FYSI was established. FYSI was built through CCCCO leadership and a strong foundation of individuals representing a myriad of agencies and postsecondary educational institutions that have formed a true collaborative effort that has evolved to become a statewide FYSI taskforce.
The goals of the initiative are to improve:
Access to student services and resources
Access to academic support
Completion Of units
Completion of programs and degree
Transfer rates to baccalaureate
For more information contact Aselia Valadez
(916) 691-7075 or
by email at: valadea (at) crc [dot] losrios [dot] edu