college readiness program
Educational support and activities for 7th-12th graders.
Our College Readiness Program provides the opportunity for foster youth to explore new ideas and have stable relationships with people who believe that they can and will graduate from high school and go on to college.
College Readiness Program
Helping foster youth in grades seven through twelve become competitive applicants to top-rated four-year colleges/universities.
College Readiness provides rising 7th graders with six years of supportive services to assist in their college preparation. Students in the program benefit from college fieldtrips, access to summer enrichment programs and one-on-one guidance to help them become competitive college applicants.
- Individualized Academic Planning & Skill Building
- Academic Workshops
- College Tours
- Summer Enrichment Programs
- Social Events
- Ongoing relationships with Education Program staff
- Los Angeles County foster youth entering 7th grade (limited spaces sometimes available for other grades as well)
- Students who could benefit from an academic boost or demonstrate academic potential (Not just straight A students!)
Applications are accepted year-round.
For more information please contact Carol Diaz.
Programs / Applications
100% of UFC College Readiness Students
in our program 4+ years graduate from high school
50% of foster youth
do not graduate from high school
70% of UFC College Sponsorship Students
graduate from college
13% of foster youth
attend college and less than 1% graduate
Applying to UFC’s College Readiness Program was the best decision I ever made in my life. They have taught me about what I need to do to get into college, how much it costs to go and which scholarship is right for me - all in fun and informing workshops and enrichment activities."Theresa, College Readiness Student