About Us

The CSULB Guardian Scholars Program assists current/former foster youth in their educational pursuits by offering services such as academic counseling, financial aid advising, tutoring, mentorship, skills assessment, and math and writing labs throughout their academic career. Additionally, the CSULB Guardian Scholars Program provides advising with an academic counselor who has knowledge about on-campus resources and other critical services available from different departments throughout the university which will assure college retention and graduation.

Our Mission

The CSULB Guardian Scholars program is dedicated to serving current and former foster youth by creating a community where students can access campus services, build networks with other foster youth students, staff and faculty, and strengthen their academic and social support systems throughout their academic careers. CSULB Guardian Scholars strives to facilitate discussions and encourage an understanding of foster youth needs by providing the tools to be successful in a comprehensive and supportive college environment.

Our Scholar Values

We Commit to building a community where students come first.
We emphasize Trust, by strengthening each other and building relationships.
We express Appreciation and respect, both verbally and non-verbally.
We focus on spending sufficient and quality Time with our students
We demonstrate Coping Skills by modeling positive strategies to handle life challenges.
We utilize Communication by allowing students to express who they are and what they need.
We cultivate Relationship with others.