• Riverside City College-Guardian Scholars 

    AUSD has a partnership with RCC's Guardian Scholars program. This year Alvord's Senior Foster Youth attended the RCC College Bound Day. The Guardian Scholars (GS) program at RCC is passionate and committed to supporting the educational journey of current and former foster youth on our campus. It is our mission to provide students with the resources and tools that they need to be successful at the college level, while understanding and addressing the unique challenges that foster youth face. Our goal is to keep students engaged and actively involved in their education, and their community. Helping them to realize that completing a post-secondary educational option is a step in the right direction to becoming self-sufficient, and an opportunity to provide a solid foundation for their future.

    Program Eligibility

    • Between the ages of 18 - 25 years old.
    • Been in foster care any time after the age of 13.
    • Submit the GS application to the Foster Youth Specialist
    • Submit your Dependency Verification Letter (also known as Ward of the Court Letter)
    • Be a current or prospective RCC student

    Office Location: Business Education Building – Rm. 110
    Foster Youth Specialist: Jeremy Johnson
    Contact Us: Guardian.Scholars@rcc.edu 



    Job Corps Center Inland Empire

    Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training.



    University of California Riverside-Office of Foster Youth Support Services

    The Guardian Scholars Program provides a network of resources to students who are transitioning from the foster care system to adulthood in order to facilitate their successful pursuit of higher education. The program draws on the resources, strength, and support of our community to provide scholars (aged 16-25) with a comprehensive college experience and the opportunity to explore and realize their full potential.