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NextUp/Cooperative Agencies Foster Youth Education Support

The purpose of NextUp (CAFYES) is to support current and former foster youth in achieving higher education success, health, and well-being at the community college level. Supportive services include assistance with transportation, food vouchers, book vouchers, educational grants, and school supplies. To qualify, a student must be EOPS eligible and have been a ward of the court at the time of their 16th birthday, or thereafter, and no older than age 25.

NextUp (CAFYES) students have access to a computer lab, space to study, tutoring assistance, and a center to meet with their fellow peers and the CARE/NextUp (CAFYES) specialist. An academic counselor is on-site several days a week for student convenience. For more information, call 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3623, or visit the CARE/NextUp (CAFFES) Center in building A, Room 203.