United Friends of the Children’s Scholars Program serves current and former foster youth throughout all eight SPAs in the county with over 93% being youth of color. While program recruitment occurs throughout each SPA, the program is entering its second year of expansion into the Antelope Valley region.
United Friends of the Children seeks to increase its overall program capacity to serve more youth.
"I’ve grown as a person and I have more knowledge about college. I know that when I need help, I can just call my counselor. You go from just being alone in the world to having full support from someone."
“We are excited and grateful for the opportunity to partner with Ready to Rise to help promote more positive outcomes for our youth while also helping ensure they never enter the criminal justice system."