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The University and county will collaborate on the education of former foster youth.
The University and county will collaborate on the education of former foster youth.
Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez and Sacramento County Supervisors Board Chair Roger Dickinson are uniting the University and County to provide more support for young adults leaving foster care. The two will sign a memorandum of understanding at 10 a.m., Friday, May 7 at the University’s Alumni Center.

Foster youth lose state aid when they turn 18, often leaving them with few options for education, employment or financial support.

Sacramento State’s Guardian Scholars Program offers them assistance with fees, housing, and books, as well as counseling and mentorship programs.

The MOU strives to develop a more formalized network of communication between the two regarding support for former foster youth, collaborating on positive transitions from high school to Sacramento State for them, and seeking joint funding opportunities if appropriate.

For more information on Guardian Scholars, visit www.csus.edu/gs/. Information about Sacramento County’s foster care is available at http://www.sacdhhs.com/article.asp?ContentID=1756. For media assistance, call Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.






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