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.

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  • EOPS student
  • 25 years old or younger
  • Former or current Foster Youth whose dependency was established on or after the youth's 13th birthday
  • Student must be enrolled in at least 9 units at the time of acceptance (DSPS = 6 or less)

Benefits & Services

  • Additional Book Voucher
  • Meal Tickets
  • CAFYES cash grants
  • Specialized workshops
  • Additional services as needed