Foster Youth Success Initiative (FYSI) is a Cañada College program that supports the California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) statewide FYSI outreach and retention efforts to better serve current and former youth while studying at Cañada College. We recognize the significant deficit former foster youth encounter during their pursuit for higher education. Under the umbrella of EOPS, FYSI’s purpose is to increase the number of former foster youth graduating from a community college with an associate’s degree, vocational training, and/or transferring to a four year university. Some of FYSI goals are to improve:

  • Access to student services and resources
  • Access to academic support
  • Retention
  • Academic performance
  • Completion of units
  • Completion of programs and degree
  • Transfer rates to baccalaureate


FYSI Interst/Needs Assessment Form


For more information please contact:

Phone: 650 306-3300
Fax: 650 306-3305
Email: caneops@smccd.edu