Foster Youth

An integral part of the Scholarship Prep Foster Youth Services Program is to provide equitable services to support our diverse foster youth population in achieving their unlimited potential. Foster Youth and their families will receive guidance and support.

Services for Foster Youth include:

  • Individual counseling
  • Small groups counseling
  • One on one tutoring with teachers
  • Collaboration with teachers, staff, and families to help foster youth be successful in school
  • Collaboration with social workers, Orange County Office of Education, other community resources
  • Ensure Foster Youth Rights are clearly defined and explained to foster students

Who is eligible for services?

Any child who is the subject of a juvenile dependency court petition, whether or not the child has been removed from his or her home. Any child who is the subject of a juvenile delinquency court petition and who has been removed from his or her home by the court under a “suitable placement” order.

Foster Youth Rights
AB 490: Ensuring Educational Rights and Stability for Foster Youth

  • May attend their school of origin through the end of the academic school year.
  • Have the right to attend their local public school regardless of time of enrollment or credit deficiency.
  • May not be denied access to their local public school on the basis that he/she has had contact with the juvenile justice system.
  • School placement decisions must be made in the student’s best interest.
  • Have the right to be enrolled immediately regardless of fees, clothing, or records normally required for enrollment.
  • Records must be transferred by sending school or requested by receiving school within two business days.
  • A student’s grades may not be lowered due to absences caused by change in placement, a court appearance, or a court ordered activity.
  • Students must have access to sports and extracurricular activities available to all students.