NextUp Eligibility

Current or former foster youth may be eligible for NextUp (formerly CAFYES) if they meet the following conditions*:

  • Are a resident of California 
  • Were in foster care on or after their 16th birthday in California
  • Be No Older Than 25 Years of Age at the Beginning of the Academic Year
  • Enroll in at Least 9 Units
  • Have Dependency Established or Continued by the Court on or After Your 16th Birthday
  • Be a Current or Former Foster Youth in the State of California Whose Dependency Was Established or Continued by the Court on or after Your 16th

    *Other conditions may apply.

Program Requirements

  • Meet with a counselor to create an educational plan
  • Provide class enrollment schedule
  • Submit semester progress reports
  • Attend workshops


Please set up an intake appointment with us:

NextUp (510) 981-2831