Real Opportunities for Foster Youth

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Program eligibility Requirements

  • In foster care on or after 13th birthday
  • Under age 26 at start of academic year when first enrolls in program
  • Enrolled in classes (including non credit classes) or ed plan designed for subsequent enrollment in 9 units

Things to know

  • Students who were in foster care in another state are eligible
  • Dual Enrollment students are eligible

Purpose of this program offers eligible current and former foster youth students with support and services that include:

  • Incentives
  • Laptops
  • Priority registration assistance
  • Financial assistance
  • Book Services
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Career Information
  • Community Service Referrals
  • Assistance in transferring to four-year Universities
  • Interpreting Services
  • Scholarship assistance
  • Meal assistance
  • Child Care Assistance

Contact Us

Machi Rivera

Rivera, Maria "Machi"

Director of EOPS/CARE

Phone: 760-921-5430

Hartwell, Tasja

PT NextUP Instructional Services Technician I

Phone: 760-921-5434