Foster Youth Overview

Foster Youth Services (FYS) provide support to foster youth to help overcome the effects of displacement from family and schools and multiple placements in foster care. FYS have the ability and authority (see AB 490 links below) to ensure that health and school records are obtained to establish appropriate placements and coordinate instruction, counseling, tutoring, mentoring, vocational training, emancipation services, training for independent living, and other related services. In addition, AB 167 (see links below) allows, under certain circumstances, foster youth to be exempted from district graduation requirements that exceed state graduation requirements; however, the waiving of credits needed for graduation may affect the student's ability to gain admission into a post-secondary educational institution. FYS increase the stability of placements for foster youth and are designed to improve their educational performance and personal achievement.
 

Additional Resources

Staff

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Serrano, Hector
Advisor, Attendance & Welfare
Ext. 22243 

Ventura, Blanca
Secretary
Ext. 22227