LACC Guardian Scholars Program








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The LACC Guardian Scholars Program (GSP) serves students who are current, former or emancipated foster youth who are pursing a path within higher education. GSP’s mission is to support the well-being and empower students on their educational journeys to earning a Career Technical Certificate, Associate’s Degree, and/or transfer to a university while providing academic and personal guidance.


Student Learning Outcomes:

arrowbullet Guardian Scholars students will be able to identify student support resources to        enhance their academic and career goals.

arrowbullet Students who participate in Guardian Scholars' workshops will demonstrate the    ability to access and integrate information learned into their educational goals.


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 Find the full New York Times article
"Out of Foster Care, Into College" here.


Find the full Los Angeles Times article
"Life After Foster Care" here.


Find the full Los Angeles Times article
"Students Raised in Foster System Honored for Completing College" here.




arrowbulletCurrent of former foster youth
arrowbulletEnrolled in current semester as a full time student
arrowbulletBetween the ages of 16-24
arrowbulletMaintain a 2.0 GPA


 Financial Aid Package:   

arrowbulletAssistance in acquiring grant
arrowbulletScholarship packages
arrowbulletEmergency funding to help with tuition, supplies, and living expenses

Academic Advisement:

arrowbulletAssistance with class selection
arrowbulletRegistering for courses and long-term planning to meet your educational goal of obtaining any trade, degree, or transferring to a university

Tutoring & Mentoring:

arrowbulletReceive support in specific subject areas
arrowbulletOne-on-one peer mentorship

Supplemental Support Services:
arrowbulletAssistance with child care
arrowbulletTransportation help

arrowbulletBook and supply vouchers

Employment Services & Career Counseling:
arrowbulletResume building
arrowbulletJob Shadowing

arrowbulletJob placement

Personal Guidance, Counseling, Tutoring:

arrowbulletRegular contact with a consistent counselor to develop and monitor an education plan

arrowbulletAssistance with finding housing
arrowbulletReferrals and priority with year-round housing agencies 





Los Angeles City College
Student Services Village, Rm 127
Phone: (323) 953 - 4000 ext.2345