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The Youth Empowerment Support Services (YESS) program is designed to assist current and former foster youth as well as homeless youth in successfully completing college. Our program offers textbook and transportation assistance, priority registration, school supplies, counseling, basic needs assistance and more. We also have events and small groups that allow students to meet with others in the program and learn many great skills! The program is open to any student registered in 6 or more units who is current or former foster youth and/or currently homeless who can provide documentation of their status, regardless of age.

If you would like to apply for the YESS Program, please complete the Special Programs & Services Application and provide your documentation to If you do not have a foster youth documentation letter, you may contact the Foster Youth Ombudsman at (877) 846-1602 to obtain one.


*To use an electronic form: Please click on the form to open, download and save the form to your device, fill out and save again to your device.


Application Forms:


Mutual Responsibility Contract

Online Orientation:

SPS Combined Orientation

Important SPS Forms:

Important Dates

Progress Report