More California Colleges Support Foster Students

Fifteen more California Community Colleges, including the four schools in the Los Rios Community College District, will now offer the NextUp program.

NextUp, formerly known as CAFYES (Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support), gives foster care students extra support as they attend community college. That support comes in the form of using β€œan in-person, individual approach when offering support and services, including books and supplies, child care, counseling and career guidance, educational planning, emergency housing assistance, food assistance, health services, life skills, financial literacy, mental health services, transportation assistance and tutoring.”

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