Guardian Scholars Program
About This Program
The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. Guardian Scholars Program has been reviewed by the CEBC in the area of: Educational Interventions for Children and Adolescents in Foster Care, but lacks the necessary research evidence to be given a Scientific Rating.
Target Population: Emancipated foster youth from the State of California motivated to obtain a college education from ages 17 to 23.
For children/adolescents ages: 17 – 23
The Guardian Scholars Program at Cal State Fullerton aims to increase the percentage of college graduates from youth who were raised in the foster care system in Orange County, California, which is typically less than 3 percent. The Guardian Scholars Program was specifically designed to shape emancipated foster youth into capable, responsible citizens who contribute to society rather than become dependent on the social service system.
Goals of the Guardian Scholars Program include both short-term and long-term items:
Short-term outcomes include sustaining academic progress towards educational goals which includes youth obtaining college course credit for all units attempted each semester.
Long-term goals include youth obtaining and graduating with bachelor’s degree.
Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: April 2012
Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: April 2012
Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: April 2012