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High School
Only 54% of foster youth complete high school.
Higher Education
Only 10% of foster youth attempt higher education; less than 3% obtain a degree.
Homelessness
40% of foster youth are homeless within a year of emancipation.
Unemployment
51% of emancipated foster youth are unemployed.

Mission

Provide a sustainable network of academic and personal support services that promote degree attainment for foster and/or homeless youth at UC Merced.

Vision

Be the premier destination for foster and/or homeless youth seeking higher education throughout the Central Valley and California. We believe in the inherent strength, resilience and ability of every Guardian Scholar to obtain a college degree and conquer their chosen field.

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