San Diego County Office of Education Foster Youth Services Program (FYS)

  • CA

About Us

San Diego County Office of Education’s Foster Youth Services Program (FYS) responds to, assists, and empowers all systems that support foster youth in achieving academic success. FYS programs are designed to prepare foster youth to become successful, self-sufficient and independent adults.

FYS is funded by a grant from the California Department of Education. FYS represents a partnership among San Diego County's key stakeholders focused on improving the educational outcomes of wards and dependents, ages 4 to 21, residing in licensed children's institutions, foster family agency and county foster homes. The Foster Youth Services Advisory Committee (FYSAC) in partnership with the Commission on Children, Youth and Families Education Committee represents school districts, community colleges, child welfare services, probation, juvenile court, advocacy agencies, and substitute care providers, who oversee the development and implementation of FYS. These agencies work in close partnership with FYS to strengthen and enhance services to students in foster care.