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Foster Youth Success Initiative (FYSI)
Extended Opportunity Programs & Services

Welcome Emancipated Foster Youth!

The California Community Colleges Chancellorís Office (CCCCO) 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. Through the vision of the CCCCO, to create a statewide outreach and retention effort to better serve current and former youth from care, the FYSI was established. FYSI was built through CCCCO leadership and a strong foundation of individuals representing a myriad of agencies and postsecondary educational institutions that have formed a true collaborative effort that has evolved to become a statewide FYSI taskforce. In Fall 2008, the EOPS program at Fullerton College opened it's doors for emancipated foster youth, probation youth and adopted youth. The FYSI assistance that the EOPS program can provide is a Student Services Specialist to meet with on a One-to-One bases to help guide you through your college experience here at Fullerton College. Although there is currently no special funding to offer special services for FYSI students, there is above and beyond services that EOPS can provide.
The goals of FYSI is to improve:



 

 

o Access to student services and resources
o Access to academic support
o Retention
o Academic performance
o Completion of units
o Completion of programs and degree
o Transfer rates to baccalaureate

 

To meet these goals, Fullerton College has created a support network for our emancipated foster youth that includes many of our support services and programs and extends to local agencies that deliver services and aid to the emancipated foster youth 

This journey starts with applying to EOPS/CARE...
 Extended Opportunity Programs & Services

(714) 992-7097
Located in the Student Services Building 2000, Second Floor
http://eops.fullcoll.edu