Foster Youth Services offers a variety of program services. These services include computer camps, tutoring programs and other educational programs specifically for foster youth. Below is a list of the current programs being offered:
The Riverside County Office of Education, Foster Youth Services Strategic Tutoring Program, is offering FREE TUTORING to foster youth whom reside throughout Riverside County. A tutor provides expertise, experience, and encouragement to students that need a little extra help outside of their regular school environment. The tutors do not provide answers, but rather assist in problem solving and getting answers. Tutoring sessions are provided at various locations throughout Riverside County in settings that are comfortable and stable learning environments that encourage students to participate and learn.
Before beginning tutoring services, students complete the California Achievement Test (CAT), and/or the California Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) test, and a student survey. Students are then assigned to the geographically closest tutoring agency where they receive tutoring in one subject: Reading Language or Math. Upon completion of 36 hours of tutoring, the students complete the CAT, STAR, and post-test surveys.
Tutoring is offered through the following state approved supplemental educational service providers:
- Leading Edge Learning Center
- Sylvan Learning Centers
- Oxford Tutoring Center
Tutoring Program Flyer | Tutoring Guidelines
For further information, contact the Foster Youth Services staff at (951) 826-4700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
COLLEGE BOUND COMPUTER CAMPS:
Camps scheduled for:
- November 2-4, 2012
- January 25-27, 2013
- March 15-17, 2013
- April 26-28, 2013
For more information, please see program flyer.
Riverside County Office of Education, Foster Youth Services, sponsors College Bound Computer Camps. The computer camps are held approximately four times per year and begin Friday afternoon and conclude Sunday afternoon. Meals are provided while students attend the intensive training.
The computer camps include approximately 20 hours of instruction on college readiness, Microsoft Office programs, career development, Internet safety, and other programs that will assist them with their goals and help prepare them for their future.
Students MUST meet all of the following qualifications in order to be eligible to attend camp:
- Provide a personal written statement regarding their career and educational goals (minimum of 250 words)
- Pass both sections of the CAHSEE (Math & Language Arts), and provide evidence of passage
- Be a college bound high school senior or enrolled in a college/vocational school
- Have a written referral from either an Emancipation Coach, Social Worker, or educator (Referral form)
- Be a foster youth residing in Riverside County
Interested students should contact their Social Worker or Emancipation Coach or our office for a referral form to one of the upcoming computer camps.
For further information and dates of future camps, and future Foster Youth Services programs contact:
Lacy Lenon, Project Coordinator
Diem-Han Nguyen, Program Assistant