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Foster Youth Support Services

What is the Foster Youth Success Initiative?

The Foster Youth Success Initiative (FYSI) was created to help current and/or former youth coming from foster care to succeed at De Anza College.

Who is eligible for Foster Youth Support Services?

You are most likely eligible for this program if one or more of the following applies to you:

Who can help you to make your transition to De Anza College easier?

We Can! –

Jacqueline DiBernardo Foster Youth Liaison, Financial Aid Office, (408) 864- 8226

Barry Johnson, Foster Youth Allie, Admissions and Records Office (408) 864- 8722

Adrienne Pierre, Foster Youth Allie, Counseling (408) 864- 8784

George Robles, Foster Youth Allie, EOPS (408) 864- 8952

What resources at De Anza College are available to you?

Counseling and Advising Center
Academic advising, career planning, personal counseling

Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS)
Support services to assist low income and academically disadvantaged California residents

Learning in Communities (LinC)
An interdisciplinary learning communities program comprising linked courses and a cohort of students exploring topics and themes from multiple perspectives

Math Performance Success (MPS)

A year-long cohort program to help students succeed in math, from pre-algebra to college-level math

Student Success Center
The Student Success Center offers drop-in, group and individual tutoring to help guide student success at De Anza and beyond in two locations as listed below.

Student Success and Retention Services (SSRS)
Academic enrichment and support services for students with historically low retention and transfer rates, including first-generation college students. Each program provides a community of peer mentors, tutors, faculty, counselors and program staff to assist students in defining their educational goal and developing a plan of action to achieve them.

What resources outside De Anza College are available to you?