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Guardian Scholars

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Support Services for Foster Youth

The Guardian Scholars Program provides a full range of supportive services to current and former foster youth. 

Our supportive staff can assist you with your transition to college through our collaborative student services and resources to achieve your academic goals. We are here to help you succeed!

We provide the following services

  • Academic counseling and advising 
  • Book vouchers
  • Priority registration
  • Emergency meal vouchers
  • Major and career exploration 
  • Assistance with college applications 
  • Help applying for financial aid

Connect with a RISE Coach

In partnership with Silicon Valley Children's Fund, a RISE coach can help ease the transition to Foothill College. You don't have to do it alone.

A compassionate and sensitive RISE coach can

  • help you discover and explore academic and career interests
  • assist you in setting academic and personal goals

To connect with the RISE coach on campus, contact Sheena Xyong at 408.484.6208 or

Other Campus Services to Help You!

Here are some on-campus services current and former foster youth should connect with. 

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Questions?We're Here to Help!

Christine Johnson, Guardian Scholars Program



Main Campus & Sunnyvale Center Open Wednesday

Due to improved conditions and anticipated rain, Foothill College and Sunnyvale Center will be open Nov. 21. Face masks will be available at the Health Center, Library, Stem Center and TLC.

Campus Open Wednesday, Nov. 21