Foster Youth Success Initiative (FYSI)

Note: The FYSI program was not responsive to the CEBC's inquiry. The following information was obtained from publicly available sources.

About This Program

Target Population: Youth in foster care who desire access to higher education

Program Overview

FYSI addresses issues affecting youth in foster care and aims to improve the ability of these youth to access postsecondary education, starting at the community college level, and benefit from the support services that are available, but are often unknown, to them.

Education and Training

Education and Training Resources

Publicly available information indicates there is a manual that describes how to implement this program.
See contact info below.

Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research

This program has been reviewed and it was determined that this program lacks the type of published, peer-reviewed research that meets the CEBC criteria for a scientific rating of 1 – 5. Therefore, the program has been given the classification of "NR - Not able to be Rated." It was reviewed because it was identified by the topic expert as a program being used in the field, or it is being marketed and/or used in California with children receiving services from child welfare or related systems and their parents/caregivers. Some programs that are not rated may have published, peer-reviewed research that does not meet the above stated criteria or may have eligible studies that have not yet been published in the peer-reviewed literature. For more information on the "NR - Not able to be Rated" classification, please see the Scientific Rating Scale.

Currently, there are no published, peer-reviewed research studies for Foster Youth Success Initiative (FYSI).

Additional References

Tracy L. Fried & Associates. (2007). Foster Youth Success Initiative (FYSI) manual: A guide for financial aid administrators. California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office: Sacramento.

Contact Information

Jessica Smith
Title: Statewide Foster Youth Success Initiative Liaison
Agency/Affiliation: Foundation for California Community Colleges
Phone: (916) 325-8562

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: October 2013

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: April 2012

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: April 2012