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.