TGS provides scholarship support and the opportunity that is necessary to change the lives of individuals pursuing an undergraduate degree. In addition to student development and leadership opportunities, TGS program offers: priority registration; academic support and tutoring for classes; book grants; access to no-cost and low-cost health services; resources for internships; career counseling; financial literacy; on campus networking opportunities; special events; peer mentorship for support and guidance; housing resources; and student development and leadership opportunities.
The Trojan Guardian Scholar (TGS) program helps enable students who attend the University of Southern California to experience the campus to its fullest and to achieve their goals of academic excellence, self-sufficiency, and successful professional careers in their desired fields.
We are part of the Los Angeles Unified School District, Division of Adult and Career Education. We have two main campuses, Venice Skills Center and Emerson Campus as well as additional campuses across West Los Angeles. We offer low-cost classes in the following areas: CTE (Career Technical Eduction) courses designed for those who want to upgrade their job skills or train for a new career.
Youth Empowerment Strategies for Success (YESS) is a comprehensive and integrated program that unites community partners and academic leaders to empower foster youth to successfully transition into independent living. Using the 3R approach, the YESS program provides services that focus on life skills training and academic performance with the objective of achieving self- sufficiency, college degree or certificate completion, and employment. The Compton Center YESS - ILP Program is designed to offer a series of workshops/resources for foster students ages 16 - 21.