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NextUp - Current/Former Foster Youth


NextUp, also known as CAFYES (Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support), provides community college students with resources that make a difference. The program offers eligible current and former foster youth support and services that could include help with books and supplies, transportation, tutoring, food and emergency housing and provide essential tools and resources to succeed in higher education. Through individualized advising appointments it is our goal to promote equity, independence, and self-growth. We aim to offer students the options to be able to dictate their own future as thriving members of society. If you identify as a current or former student in foster care and are under the age of 26, you are eligible for individualized services through the Former Foster Youth Liaison.

What the NextUp Program provides:                                                                                                                   


Current/Former Foster Youth Liaison

The Former Foster Youth Liaison is located in the EOP&S department and will work directly with you during appointments to help you succeed as a college student as well as self-sufficient adult.

The following are examples of what the Current/Former Foster Youth Liaison can provide:


To make an appointment with the Current/Former Foster Youth Liaison, please call (916)484-8128 or come by the EOP&S office in the Welcome and Support Center on campus.