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Foster Youth Program

Program Services

PATH Scholars offers a wide variety of services for our students. Services include:

  • Supportive social network
  • Priority registration for students
  • Academic Advising assistance
  • Student leadership development
  • Career exploration
  • Counseling and support
  • Mentoring
  • Guidance with housing, scholarships, and community resources
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application workshops
  • University admission assistance

PATH Scholars also offers a variety of program activities for our students which may include:

  • Cultural events
  • Monthly group social gatherings
  • End-of-the-year celebration
  • Opportunities to get involved in the PATH student organization
Programs that Increase Employability for Current and Former Foster Youth

Federal regulation 7 CFR Section 273.5(b)(11) provides that a student is eligible for an exemption from the CalFresh student eligibility rule if the student’s attendance can be described as part of a program to increase the student’s employability.  This includes programs specially targeted at current and former foster youth, such as the PATH Scholars Program at California State University, Chico.