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Foster Youth Success Program

Come make history by succeeding in the Foster Youth Success Program and then sharing your success with the next generation of foster youth at Santa Rosa Junior College!

Our objective for this program is to increase the academic performance of former foster youth in community college courses leading to certificate completion, graduation, and/or transfer. Specifically we provide the following:

  • A one-to-one case management system to support each student’s success and assist in their use of all appropriate academic and student services
  • Enhanced counseling and academic assessment services
  • Specialized classes designed to assist you in mastering SRJC and learning how to be a productive and efficient student such as Counseling 355 and Community Service Education
  • Goal setting and support through an on-going homeroom on Wednesdays from 12 – 1:30pm
  • A strong sense of community identity through group activities

For more information about this program, contact Nick Lawrence, MA, Program Coordinator at nlawrence@santarosa.edu or by phone at (707) 535-3752 or FAX (707) 535-3753. We are located in the hallway just past EOPS, second floor Bertolini. Nick Lawrence is in 4721 and our staff are in 4723 and 4724.

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Helpful forms for college-aged foster youth:

 

Student Services Tour

Student Services Tour (PDF)

Foster Youth Financial Aid 101 (PDF)

 

To enroll for the Independent Living Program, please click here.

 

Independent Living Skills Program
(For concurrently enrolled high school-aged foster youth)

Independent Living Skills
Year 1, “Beginning”

The class is on Wednesdays from August 21 – December 11, 2013 from 4:00 – 5:30pm. The class will be held in the Call Child Development Center, room 3862.

Course Description
“Introduction to Independent Living Skills” is a class that focuses on daily living skills, educational goal setting and planning. Beginning ILP includes in-class completion of college application and registration materials, role-playing conflict resolution and problem solving, discussion of personal rights and responsibility issues, gathering of educational documents, identifying deficits in individual educational records, and developing personal and educational goals.

Independent Living Skills,
Year 2, “Advanced”

The class is on Wednesdays from August 21 – December 11, 2013 from 4:00 – 5:30pm. The class will be held in the Call Child Development Center, room 3865.

Course Description

This “Advanced Independent Living Skills” course focuses in more depth on daily living, problem-solving skills, and educational goal setting and planning. Including in-class registration and completion of BOGG (Board of Governors) fee waivers, role playing, conflict resolution and problem solving (using examples provided by students), discussions of personal rights and responsibilities as an adult, and developing personal and educational action plans. These 1.5 unit classes are offered each semester with a different curriculum each fall and spring.

The Youth Empowerment Strategies for Success/Independent Living Preparation Program (YESS/ILP) is a program for Foster youth age 16 to adult. We offer four semesters of ILP program classes, which can be taken in sequence or separately, for credit. Students must register with our office and SRJC. Contact our office for information.

For more information about this program, contact Nick Lawrence, MA, Program Coordinator at nlawrence@santarosa.edu or by phone at (707) 535-3752 or FAX (707) 535-3753. We are located in the hallway just past EOPS, second floor Bertolini. Nick Lawrence is in 4721 and our staff are in 4723 and 4724.