Foster Youth Success Initiative (FYSI) College and Financial Aid Resources for Students

This resource guide provides information about programs and services available to support all young people who have ever been a part of the foster care system, enroll in and succeed in college. The introduction includes an overview of the California Community College (CCC) Foster Youth Success Initiative (FYSI) and provides critical information regarding foster youths eligibility for priority registration in CCC’s and in California State Universities.

 Now available on campus! The Burton Book Fund is now available to help students pay  for  textbooks. Did you know, you may be eligible to receive a book voucher up to $350  depending  on your enrollment status? In order to be eligible for the Burton Book fund,  students must be  enrolled in a post-secondary education institution and who were in foster  care on or after age  13. If you think you may qualify for this book voucher, please  complete the application and bring it to Alyia Pilgrim located in the Financial Aid Office. 

 

AB-194 Priority Enrollment Foster Youth

FRC PRIORITY ENROLLMENT DATES:
  • Summer & Fall 2015 : April 13 - April 15, 2015
  • Spring 2016: October 26 - October 28, 2015
  • Summer & Fall 2016: April 4 - April 6, 2016

An act to add and repeal Section 66025.9 of the Education Code, relating to postsecondary education.
[ Approved by  Governor  October 04, 2011.  Filed with  Secretary of State  October 04, 2011. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST

AB 194, Beall. Public postsecondary education: priority enrollment: foster youth.

Existing law requires the California State University and each community college district, and requests the University of California, with respect to each campus in their respective jurisdictions that administers a priority enrollment system, to grant priority for registration for enrollment to any member or former member of the Armed Forces of the United States, as defined, for any academic term attended at one of these institutions within 2 years of leaving active duty.

This bill, until January 1, 2017, would require the California State University and each community college district, and requests the University of California, with respect to each campus in their respective jurisdictions that administers a priority enrollment system, to grant priority for registration for enrollment to foster youth or former foster youth, as defined.

By revising requirements relating to student eligibility for priority registration at community college districts, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1. Section 66025.9 is added to the Education Code, to read:

66025.9. (a) The California State University and each community college district shall, and the University of California is requested to, with respect to each campus in their respective jurisdictions that administers a priority enrollment system, grant priority in that system for registration for enrollment to a foster youth or former foster youth.

(b) For purposes of this section, “foster youth” means a person who is currently in foster care, and “former foster youth” means a person who is an emancipated foster youth and who is up to 24 years of age.

(c) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2017, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2017, deletes or extends that date.

SEC. 2. If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.

FRC Foster Youth Contact:

Alyia Pilgrim
Foster Youth Success Initiative Liaison
Feather River College
570 Golden Eagle Ave.
Quincy, CA 95971
Phone: (530) 283-0202 Ext. 298
Fax: (530) 283-4659
Click here to email Alyia

Other Contacts:

Kelly Holland and/or Leaf Van Pelt are on the Feather River College Campus once a week every Wednesday from approximately 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Their office is located in the same building as the Financial Aid / Admissions & Records Office.

Kelly Holland
Transitional Services
Plumas County Office of Education
Phone: (530) 283-6557 Ext. 5315

Leaf VanPelt
THP Case Manager / ILP Coordinator
Environmental Alternatives
455 Main St.
Quincy, CA 95971
Office: 530.283.3330
Fax: 530.283.2150
Email: lvanpelt@ea.org

 

Additional Resources:

Plumas Crisis Intervention Resource Center
PCI Resource Center is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to maintaining a 24 hour-a-day crisis line; providing information and referral services; giving direct services or assisting individuals and/or families in attaining services; providing educational opportunities in the community and respond to emerging needs in the community
591 W. Main St.
Quincy, CA 95971
Phone: (530) 283-5515
Fax: (530) 283-3539
Email: pcirc@pcirc.com