The NextUp program, also known as CAFYES (Cooperating Agencies for Foster Youth Educational Support), works in conjunction with Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) to tailor and expand on the services that are being offered to current and former foster youth attending Santa Rosa Junior College. Our mission is to empower our students by providing them with the support they need to reach their academic goals. NextUp offers academic counseling, financial assistance, and educational resources to encourage a successful and enriching college experience for all of the students we serve.
- Be considered a California Foster Youth or Ward of the Court between 16 and 26 years old.
- Be enrolled in 9 or more units during your first semester in the program (unless approved for less through Disability Resources Department -DRD).
- Be receiving EOPS services.
- Not older than 25 at the beginning of the academic year
- Academic Counseling
- Priority Registration
- Book & Supply Grants
- Tickets for on-campus dining hall
- Vehicle Maintenance Grants
- Child Care Grants
- Educational Supply Grants
- Bus Passes
- Referrals for on-campus and off-campus resources
- Access to a dedicated on-campus therapist free of charge
- Emergency food and gas cards
- Health and Wellness workshops
- College Transfer Assistance