Foster Youth Support Services


Foster Youth Support Services

Foster Youth Support Services helps to provide a smooth transition to college for current and former foster youth students at Long Beach City College. Our goal is to create an engaging, inclusive and equitable community in which current and former foster youth can attain their educational, career, and personal goals. We aim to provide a “One-Stop-Shop” that offers personalized assistance with educational goals by offering holistic services such as academic counseling, personal support, book grants, and referrals to community resources. We strive to engage and connect our students to campus life and ensure a sense of belonging that will create opportunities for you to achieve your goals. We are proud to have two programs serving foster youth:

NextUp Program – The NextUp program is a specialized program within EOPS that serves current and former foster youth who are under 26 years old and had a dependency/wardship established or continued on or after their 16th birthday.

Guardian Scholars - The Guardian Scholars program serves any current and former foster youth students who had a dependency/wardship established or continued.

PLEASE NOTE: In light of the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, and to ensure everyone’s safety our offices will be closed for the Fall 2020 semester. We are providing remote services online. If you need to talk to a staff member or need to make an appointment with a counselor you can email us at, or you can call our office at (562) 938-4273.
If you need more Coronavirus COVID-19 related campus wide information regarding additional resources at Long Beach City College you can visit the LBCC Coronavirus COVID-19 at