guardian scholars

Guardian Scholars Program

Program Eligibility

Be a Current or Former Foster Youth

The GOAL is to assist, support, nurture, engage, and motivate current and former foster youth in their journey to obtain an associate of arts degree, certificate, or transfer to a four- year university.

Also visit the CAYFES / NextUp program page

Support Services

Are you a current or former foster youth and need assistance in applying for any of the following resources?

Support Services Include:

  • Academic Advisement
  • Access to Computers
  • Assistance with course enrollment
  • Assistance with Financial Aid & CHAFEE
  • Career Counseling
  • Community-Based Referrals and Resources
  • Employment Assistance
  • Housing Referrals
  • Independent Living Program (ILP)
  • Meal Assistance
  • Mental Health Referrals
  • Mentoring
  • Network Building
  • Priority Registration
  • Student drop-in center
  • Student Success Workshops
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Text book Assistance
  • Tutoring
  • University Filed Trips

Office Hours

Monday to Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: Remote 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Phone: (310) 287-4530

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

Araceli Alvarez-Nunez, Foster Youth Student Success Coach