The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at the California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) hosts the Foster Youth Network, which is committed to supporting foster youth students at the university. The Network serves as the primary network for current and former foster youth to access on-campus resources across different departments throughout the university. The Network assists with retention of students by providing a support group and facilitating access to services on campus.
To build networks with other foster youth students, staff and faculty members, in order to strengthen the foster youth social support system at CSULB. EOP strives to facilitate discussions and encourage an understanding of foster youth needs. We create networking opportunities and thus aid the development of beneficial relationships and provide students with tools necessary to be successful holistically in a supportive college environment.
Our Network Values
We believe in the commitment in building a community in which students come first. We emphasize trust, appreciation, social interaction, wellness, and communication.
We cultivate relationships with others and demonstrate coping skills through modeling positive strategies for handling life challenges.
EOP Foster Youth Network Application (printable PDF )
Submit application with a 1-2 page typed personal statement to:
John Hamilton, Ed. D.
EOP Foster Youth Network
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd., LA1-119
Long Beach, CA 90840-1403
You may also email your application documents to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (562) 985-7646.
Eligibility requirements include
Available Network Benefits Include
For general program information and questions contact John Hamilton at email@example.com
For admissions information and questions contact Oneida Santana at firstname.lastname@example.org
EOP Foster Youth Network Social Mixers 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Multicultural Center (MCC).