Foster Youth Programs
YVCC Fostesr Youth Program

Former Foster Youth

Yakima Valley Community College and Foster Teen Programs at Catholic Family and Child Service have partnered together to assist you in your transition from foster care to college. We are here to help you be a successful, independent college student.
 
 
Services available to you:
 
  • Link to financial aid, scholarships, and other college funding options
  • Academic Advising
  • Career Advising
  • Linkages to community resources, such as Independent Living Skills Program
  • On-campus mentoring to link with college resources and programs
  • Student Advocacy
  • Fun and interactive monthly meetings
  • Peer Mentor Services on campus
 
If you were in foster care during your teen years, and are currently under the age of 23, you may be eligible for this program.


Contacts

Sue Perrault, MSW
Yakima Valley Community College
Counselor/Mentor
sperrault@yvcc.edu
509.574.4966
Laura Riel, MSW
Catholic Family &Child Service
FTP Coordinator
509.965.7100
Tammy Graham
Yakima Valley Community College
InterimAssistant
Director of Financial Aid
509.574.6861


Passport For Foster Youth Promise Scholarship Program

 
The state of Washington has created this program for foster youth who are under the age of 22 and are emancipated from the foster care system. This new program is designed to encourage you to prepare for and succeed in college.
 

You may be eligible for the following:

 
 
  • A scholarship, along with other assistance, that will go toward your tuition and living expenses for up to five years of higher education
  • Guidance from college academic and financial aid counselors
 
 

The Higher Education Coordinating Board will determine eligibility for this funding source. Program services, eligibility criteria and the application process are outlined at the following web sites:

 

YVCC Designated Passport Contact:

 

Sue Perrault, Counselor