Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support Program

Are you a foster youth who wants to attend college? Connect with Berkeley City College’s NextUp program for the help you need to earn your degree!

Berkeley City College announces a new service for foster youth. NextUp is a state funded program that provides various support services to eligible current and former foster youth.

If you need help with your college tuition, books, supplies, job training and other assistance to help you earn your college degree, connect with Berkeley City College’s NextUp office.

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 ***NextUp (formerly CAFYES) was authorized by Chapter 771, Statutes of 2014. NextUp is a supplemental component of the existing Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) program. The purpose of NextUp is to strengthen the capacity of community college districts to support the higher education success, health and well-being of some of the nearly 13,000 current and former foster youth who are enrolled in California’s community colleges. The NextUp program is designed to assist current and former foster youth whose dependency was established or continued by the court on or after a student’s 16th birthday. The NextUp program is structured to help students with financial assistance, general counseling, and additional support services.***