Foster Youth Services
Student, Family, and Community Support Department Student, Family and Community Support DepartmentSan Francisco Unified School District







Programs and Services

Schools can be an important source of stability for children in foster care. Short- and long-term benefits can be found when youth feel supported and successful in their educational achievements. The Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program (FYSCP) offers a range of programs and services to support the specific needs of foster youth students.

Immediate Enrollment and Transfer of Records
When applying for enrollment in SFUSD, foster youth will receive priority to ensure they are enrolled immediately and have their educational records transferred within two days.


Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program (FYSCP) Liaison
At every SFUSD school, a site-based FYSCP Liaison serves as the single point of contact for FYS services at their assigned school. FYSCP Liaisons are responsible for facilitating communication between school staff and the youth’s care providers. Through the Student Assistance Program, the FYS Liaison will also monitor academic status, provide/prioritize referrals, and provide other related services for foster youth at their site.

FYSCP Liaisons Meetings at School Health Programs - 1515 Quintara Street:

  • 9/25/19 4:00-6:00pm: Elementary FYSCP Liaison Orientation
  • 9/26/19 4:00-6:00pm: Secondary FYSCP Liaison Orientation
  • 1/29/20 4:00-6:00pm: Elementary FYSCP Liaison Mid-Year Meeting
  • 1/30/20 4:00-6:00pm: Secondary FYSCP Liaison Mid-Year Meeting
  • 5/14/20: 4:30-6:00pm: Foster Youth End of the Year Celebration

FYSCP Liaisons - Contact List 2019/20

SFUSD FYS subcontracts with Bay Area Educational Institute to provide weekly individualized tutoring to foster youth students. Foster youth are first referred to the following program prior to participation in FYS’ supplemental tutoring.


  • SFUSD ExCEL After School Programs
    Provides tutoring and homework assistance on-site in SFUSD schools during program hours. ExCEL ASP gives priority registration to foster youth.

To learn more, or to request tutoring:

Educational Case Management
Graduate level MSW interns provide individual and group interventions with foster youth students, participate in foster care events, attend school and other collaborative meetings, and consult with multidisciplinary team members.
MSW Intern Program Overview pdf


Guardian Scholars Summer Academy
The Summer Academy is a program designed to prepare students for a smooth transition from high school to college and career. Program details will be updated in Spring 2020.


FYS Mentoring for Success Program
FYS Mentoring for Success is a school based one-to-one mentoring program specific to foster youth students. The program is designed to build student assets, strengthen permanent relationships, and increase connections to school.


Child and Family Team Meeting
School staff are invited to participate and provide updates on how the student is doing in school and to strategize interventions in school that may support the current home placement or provide stability during a transition to a new home and/or school. Learn More.


Professional Development
FYS Staff and community partners are available to provide professional development for school site staff, care providers, service providers and others on the educational needs of foster youth.



Foster Youth Services  

Student, Family and Community Support DepartmentStudent Support Services Department - San Francisco Unified School District