ContactRoom: Room I4-309 (3rd floor)
Phone/Google Voice: 619-388-2706
Students are encouraged to leave a voicemail. We will return your call or email within 1-2 business days.
Program Email: MesaFosterYouth@sdccd.edu
M-Th: 8:00am - 6:00pm
FAST/NextUp Student Services Technician:
Blanca "Melissa" Zavala
WHAT IS NEXTUp?
The NextUp program is designed to support the educational goals and well-being of current and former foster youth. Our program provides ‘over and above’ support services and caring staff to help former foster youth overcome roadblocks that may prevent them from the pursuit of higher education and career goals.
WHAT ARE THE NEXTUP SERVICES?
- Academic, personal, and career counseling.
- Priority registration.
- Book Service.
- Assistance applying for Financial Aid.
- Assistance applying for the CHAFEE grant and other scholarships.
- Tutorial services.
- Food assistance.
- and much more!
WHAT ARE NEXTUP REQUIREMENTS?
- Be a California resident.
- Qualify to receive a California College Promise Grant (formerly the Board of Governors Fee Waiver).
- Be a current or former foster youth in California whose dependency or wardship was established or continued by the court on, or after the youth’s 13th birthday.
- Be under 26 at the beginning of the academic year. (If you do not meet the age requirement for NextUp please click here to learn more about FAST Scholars program)
- Be enrolled in at least nine (9) units, six (6) units if DSPS eligible.
- Be eligible for EOPS.
- Note: The EOPS 70 unit & 6 semester degree-applicable unit limit does not apply to CAFYES students upon admittance to the NextUP program nor apply for dismissal from the NextUP program.
How to Apply
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For more information contact: Blanca “Melissa” Zavala at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact EOPS at 619-388-2706.