Welcome Current and Former Foster Youth!

Citrus College participates in the Foster Youth Success Initiative and assists foster youth by connecting the students with support services and financial aid needed to achieve their academic goals. There are many programs on campus available to assist foster youth and former foster youth.

If you are a current or former foster youth and would like more information about Citrus College and financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (626) 914-8592 or email us at financialaid@citruscollege.edu.

Foster youth deserve the opportunity to receive a college education and we are committed to helping you receive one. Many students do not receive help because they do not ask or do not know who to ask. Feel free to request information or drop by the Citrus College Financial Aid office for personal assistance.

Join our campus based club for foster youth.

 College Sponsorship Program - Completed applications are due by April 25, 2014

United Friends of the Children provides financial assistance to foster youth to attend four year colleges/universities without the fear of an overwhelming financial burden through the College Sponsorship Program. The program offers support services and personalized attention to recipients, with the goal of empowering students to become good decision makers.

Eligibility Requirements:
• Current/former Los Angeles County foster youth in 12th grade or under age 23 and preparing to transfer from community college
• ILP-eligible, including Kin-Gap, legal guardianship, or adoptive placements
• Must have a 2.8 GPA or above and enroll in a 4-year college or university for the fall
• Demonstrated commitment to educational goals

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 Foster Youth Success Initiative (FYSI) Background

The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCO) has recognized that there is a significant deficit regarding youth from 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.

The goals of this initiative are to improve:
· Access to student services and resources
· Access to academic support
· Retention
· Academic performance
· Completion of units
· Completion of programs and degree
· Transfer rates to baccalaureate

To meet these goals, Citrus College has created a network for our emancipated foster youth that includes many of our on-campus support services.