Stars Foster Youth Program

Stars Foster Youth Program

STARS at Pasadena City College is a comprehensive program designed to assist former foster youth to successfully transition from care to college. Our goal is to support and empower youth in achieving academic success, and a measure of self-sufficiency. Services provided/academic support includes: 1. One-on-one financial aid assistance including help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Chafee Grant applications; 2. Assistance for incoming students with the PCC application process; 3. General academic advising and connection to college support service programs (i.e., Counseling, EOPS, PASS, etc.) for more specialized support; and 4. One-on-one life skills and crisis management advising

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Current and former foster youth.

How Best To Access

1. Enroll at PCC: If you are not yet a current PCC student, the first step is to enroll in the college. If you need help, visit our office and we can help you with the admissions process.
2. Contact a STARS' Advisor: Once you have enrolled at PCC, contact our office to see what STARS services you are eliglbe for. 
3. Verify your status as a foster youth: To receive STARS' services, you will need to verify your status as a current or former foster youth. To do so, you will need to provide us with your Ward of the Court Letter. Read more here

Services Contact

Theresa Reed  626.585.3037