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If you are a current or former foster youth, please visit or contact us for more information and assistance getting started.


Student Resource Center (SRC)
Building 5400

Contact Us

Phone: 650.949.7017

Meet the Foster Youth Team

How We Can Help

The Foothill College Foster Youth Program (FYP) provides a full range of supportive services to current and former foster youth.

Our supportive programs can assist you with your transition to college through our collaborative student services and resources to achieve your academic goals. We are here to help you succeed!

Services and Benefits

Dollar SignFirst! Get Help Paying for College

We can show you how to apply! Financial Aid is money that is given, paid or loaned to you to help pay for your college or vocational training. There are several types of financial aid for college students.

For more information and assistance getting started, please contact Christine Johnson at 650.949.7470 or email You can also visit our Financial Aid website.

Helping handSomeone to Help You Get Through College

A RISE Coach can help ease the transition to Foothill College. You don't have to do it alone. A RISE Coach can:

  • Help you succeed in college
  • Is compassionate and sensitive to your needs
  • Discover and explore academic and career interest
  • Assist you in setting academic and personal goals

To connect with the RISE Coach on campus, contact Sheena Xyong at 408.484.6208 or

Faculty and Staff  IconOther Ways We Assist

Our Student Services programs on campus offer the following benefits:

  • Assistance with completing college entrance forms
  • Academic counseling and advising
  • Personalized staff assistance to help direct you to the appropriate resources
  • Finding on-campus jobs
  • Friendship and support by Foothill College faculty/staff

For details and links to more information, see our Campus Support Programs page.

To learn more about our programs, financial aid, supportive services and resources, please contact us at our main front desk (650) 949-7017 located in the Student Resource Center (SRC) Bldg #5400 or you can email us

Page last modified: November 01, 2016