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Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support Program (CAFYES/NextUp)

The NextUp Program, formerly Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support (CAFYES), developed comprehensive and coordinated sets of services and programs that involve internal and external community partnerships, identifying and addressing barriers--including health and well-being--to the academic success of current and former foster youth. The NextUp Program is administered by the EOPS Program.

EOPS/NextUp Application

Also visit the GUARDIAN SCHOLARS program page for additional services.


  • EOPS student
  • 25 years old or younger
  • Former or current Foster Youth whose dependency was established on or after the youth's 13th birthday (must verify)
  • Enrolled in/working towards 9 units (DSPS = 6 or less)

Benefits & Services

  • Additional Book Voucher
  • NextUp cash grants
  • Specialized workshops
  • Additional services as needed/available

Office Hours and Location

Monday to Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 1:00PM

Location: Student Services Building (SSB) 330

Live Chat:
EOPS Online Counseling
EOPS Front Desk


Phone: (310) 287-4317

Tracye Jones, Foster Youth Counselor (Guardian Scholars and NextUp)
Phone: (310) 287-4530

Araceli Alvarez-Nunez, Foster Youth Student Success Coach