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Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program

Foster Youth are children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect. Once placed in foster care, youth often experience multiple changes in their living arrangements, which can lead to changes in their educational placements. This high mobility can potentially disrupt, or even damage, their educational growth. Because of these complexities, many foster youth perform below grade level, are held back in school, and have lower graduation rates than their peers. FYSCP was established to meet the unique educational needs of foster youth students.

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The FYSCP Program:

  • Provides transcript analysis and education plans for foster youth in middle/high school
  • Provides assistance with transferring school records
  • Provides individual school or community-based tutoring referrals for foster youth students
  • Advocates for foster youths’ educational needs
  • Advocates locally and state-wide to improve school & child welfare policies

FYSCP also assists with:

  • Providing professional development for schools, care providers, child welfare workers and others on the educational needs of foster youth.
  • Maintaining a database of foster youth living in Kern County.
  • Facilitating communication and collaboration between community agencies, child welfare workers/probation officers, and care providers.
  • Assisting with immediate and appropriate school placement in coordination with Kern County AB490 Liaisons.

Our Mission

The goal of the Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program (FYSCP) program is to provide linkages and support services to foster youth, to help increase academic achievement, attendance, and positive school behaviors.

For more information, or to make a referral, please contact:

Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program
1212 18th Street, Dream Center
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone: 661.636.4488
Fax: 661.636.4501

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