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Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program

​The San Diego County Office of Education’s Foster Youth Services Program (FYS) responds to, assists, and empowers all systems that support foster youth in achieving academic success.  FYS programs are designed to prepare foster youth to become successful, self-sufficient and independent adults.

The program is funded by a grant from the California Department of Education. It represents a partnership among San Diego County's key stakeholders focused on improving the educational outcomes of wards and dependents, ages 4 to 21, residing in licensed children's institutions, foster family agency and county foster homes. The Foster Youth Services Advisory Committee, chaired by the presiding judge of juvenile court, represents school districts, community colleges, child welfare services, probation, juvenile court, advocacy agencies, and substitute care providers who oversee the development and implementation of the Foster Youth Services Program. These agencies work in close partnership with the program to strengthen and enhance services to students in foster care.

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