Foster Youth Services

Students in the CARE Center

CAFYES - Newly renamed NextUp

The Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support (CAFYES) program has been renamed NextUp by the California Community College Chancellor's Office and "was chosen to help foster youth feel encouraged and excited about the next chapter in their lives.  NextUp  provides “over and above” support services for current and former foster youth attending Allan Hancock College.  The NextUp (CAFYES) program works in conjunction with EOPS to provide, intake and assessment, academic counseling, peer mentoring, tutoring services, and a computer lab for your homework, study time, and printing needs.  Other ancillary services may be available to assist you with transportation, food court vouchers, and assistance purchasing your textbooks.  The NextUp (CAFYES) program invites you to stop by our center to meet our friendly staff and get to know your fellow peers.

Please click this link to view videos that tell the NextUp story,  NextUp

Location

 Santa Maria
Lompoc Valley Center
 CARE/CAFYES Center
EOPS/CARE/CAFYES & CalWORKs Center
 Student Services Building A, Second Floor
 Building 1 Room 103 
 (805) 922-6966, Ext. 3623
(805) 735-3366 x5233

 

Staff/faculty

Will Bruce, EOPS/CARE/CAFYES & CalWORKs Director
Alexandra Spiess, CARE & CAFYES Coordinator
Kiri Villa, EOPS/CARE/CAFYES & CalWORKs Counselor
Vacant, CARE/CAFYES Specialist
Linsey McCormack, Peer Mentor

Hours

Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

APPLICATION PDF

SANTA MARIA -

If you are a current EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs/CAFYES student you are eligible to schedule an appointment with an EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs/CAFYES Counselor or sign up for an EOPS Activity in Santa Maria

LOMPOC -

If you are a current EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs/CAFYES student you are eligible to schedule an appointment with an EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs/CAFYES Counselor or sign up for an EOPS Activity in Lompoc.

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