Foster Youth Success Program (FYSP)

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Foster Youth Success Program (FYSP)


FYSP accepts applications on an ongoing basis.

What is FYSP?

The Foster Youth Success Program provides support and services to current and former foster youth attending College of the Siskiyous. Our goal is to provide student support services to help students in achieving their academic goals and dreams. We are here to listen, provide information and resources, and a positive environment for youth to connect to.

FYSP Eligibility Criteria

The criteria for participation in our program consists of:

  • youth who were in foster care at age 18
  • youth who qualify for FAFSA independent status based on foster care involvement
  • Chafee eligible youth
  • youth who had contact with the foster care system at any point in their life

There is no single standard definition of a "foster youth," but rather a number of eligibility criteria for various financial and support programs designated for foster youth.

How to apply

Please complete the FYSP Application. You can mail the application to:

College of the Siskiyous
Foster Youth Success Program
800 College Ave.
Weed, CA 96094

Or you can pick up the application in Eddy Hall (Counseling and Support Programs Office).

More Information

If you are or were in foster care and have financial need, you may qualify for up to $5,000 a year for career and technical training or college. You don’t have to pay this money back. You may also be able to use your grant to help pay for child care, transportation and rent while you’re in school. You can use your Chafee Grant at any eligible California college or university or career or technical school, as well as schools in other states. You can access the Chafee website at: https://www.chafee.csac.ca.gov/

Contact

Valerie Roberts - Director/Associate Dean of Student Success
Shannon Eller - Coordinator/Advisor

College of the Siskiyous
EOPS/CARE/FYSP Office
800 College Avenue
Weed CA 96094
Eddy Hall 3
Phone: (530) 938-5309(530) 938-5309
Fax: (530) 938-5379
Email: fyspinfo@siskiyous.edu

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