FOSTER YOUTH COLLEGE
The Foster Youth College Success Initiative (FYCSI) is a state-funded program that connects youth in foster care, eligible orphans, or wards of the court, with academic support services and financial assistance to help enroll in, pay for, and successfully complete college.
While participation in one of the other Opportunity Programs (OP) is not a requirement, you may qualify for another OP and can be a part of both. New students qualifying for FYCSI are offered the opportunity to take part in our Empire Promise Program, which provides academic coaching, support, programming, and intensive advisement.
“FYCSI has played a crucial role in my academic journey, transforming the obstacles I face into chances for growth and inspiring me to succeed. Their unwavering support has helped me explore my true potential, enhance my critical thinking skills, and develop the resilience needed to overcome any difficulty. I am thankful for FYCSI’s immense impact on shaping the confident and accomplished person I have become today. „
- Carmen Ruiz, FYCSI Student