Guardian Scholars Summer Academy
The six-week long 2013 City College of San Francisco (CCSF) Guardian Scholars Summer Academy, June 10 - July 19, is designed to prepare foster youth students for a smooth transition from high school to college. The program provides college success and career development courses, college tours, free tuition, transportation passes, books and supplies. High school students will receive high school and college credit. View brochure. Attached reservation must be returned by April 19, 2013. Additional application materials will be sent to students after receiving the student reservation form.
2013 Foster Care Month Youth Leadership Awards
May is National Foster Care Month! Please join us at the 2013 Foster Care Month Youth Leadership Awards,
Thursday, May 2, to recognize and celebrate youth who have demonstrated leadership in their community. We will also be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of California Youth Connection’s (CYC) San Francisco Chapter.
Foster Care Story Offers Opportunity in Trying Times
Read a story on foster care published in the Oakland Tribune about the heroes who provide support to children during the toughest days of their lives. Read the story.
Connecting Foster Youth to Career Development Opportunities in SFUSD New Ways to Work has developed a guide book for use by San Francisco foster youth, caregivers, social workers and other service providers to assist foster youth in learning more about the career opportunities that exist in SFUSD high schools.
In addition, New Ways to Work has developed a guide book for career development opportunities in California high schools. This guidebook also provides checklists that outline the steps in getting connected.
San Francisco Guidebook (pdf) | California Guidebook (pdf)
“Our Community, Our Children” Campaign materials now available online Help promote the need for San Francisco foster and adoptive parents in your community! Visit our Media Center to download and print “Our Community, Our Children” foster/adoptive parent campaign materials from the FYS website.
Foster Care Legislative Updates
- Foster Care Benefits Extended To Age 21
The Governor has signed a monumental piece of legislation extending Foster Care benefits and services to age 21. Read AB 12 Provisions and Other Recent Legislation
- Fostering Connections Resource Center
The Fostering Connections Resource Center has been created by a consortium of foundations to provide timely and reliable tools and information on all aspects of the federal law, the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008. The Fostering Connections Resource Center includes a Web site (www.fosteringconnections.org) providing data on all aspects of the law and customized tools.
- Foster Ed Connect is a free online community and resource clearinghouse for all people helping children and youth in California's foster care system succeed in school (a project of the California Foster Youth Education Task Force).
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