Guardian Scholars


Compton College Services for Current and Former Foster Youth

We're here to help you create your success story!

Compton college is dedicated to help current and former foster youth! Starting Spring 2023, Compton College is excited to introduce NextUp and Project Tipping Point to Compton College. Learn more about each program below:



NextUp provides community college students like you with resources that make a difference. The program offers eligible current and former foster youth support and services that could include help with books and supplies, priority registration, transportation, tutoring, food and emergency housing.

NextUp Eligibility
  • in foster care after the age of 16
  • under age 26
  • enrolled in a minimum of nine units (or be on an educational plan to work towards 9 units)
  • have EOPS application on file

Project Tipping Point

Project Tipping Point is designed for current or former foster youth, age 18-25, with a high school diploma or GED. The program is a great fit for young adults that are serious about attaining a college education to boost their long-term career opportunities and earning potential. This program offers: Full tuition, books and supplies, Monthly TAP card/gas card., On-site case management and highly personalized support.

Project Tipping Point Eligibility
  • current or former foster youth
  • 18-25
  • high school diploma or GED

Guardian Scholars

Guardian Scholars supports the holistic success of Compton College students who are current or former foster youth, wards of the court, or were previously under legal guardianship. The Guardian Scholars Program is committed to helping current and former foster youth college-bound students complete their educational goals by providing comprehensive support services. The program provides priority registration, Referrals to academic, career & personal counseling, Textbook assistance (Fall & Spring semesters), Campus program referrals, Enrichment activities, Supportive service referrals, and Scholarship information.

Guardian Scholars Eligibility
  • current or former foster youth after the age of 13
  • not eligible for NextUp
  • priority given to students over 26


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Transition Age Youth (current and former foster/probation youth) in Los Angeles County.

May 2023



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