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Guardian Scholars
Moorpark College supports the academic and personal goals of current and former foster youth. Our goal is to connect, support and increase academic awareness and achievement as students embark on their educational journey.

Program Services & Opportunities

  • Academic, Career and Transfer Counseling
  • Financial Aid Assistance & CHAFEE Applications
  • Community Resources
  • Food Pantry
  • Health Services
  • Priority Registration
  • Tutoring

Spring 2020 Reminders

Review your Spring Checklist
Follow online instructions to take the "Guided Self-Placement" for potential Math placement updates.
Check the Summer and Fall Schedule of Classes to plan your schedule.


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May is Foster Care Awareness Month

May is National Foster Care Month, a time to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections. During National Foster Care Month, we renew our commitment to ensuring a bright future for the more than 440,000 children and youth in foster care 1, and we celebrate those who make a meaningful difference in their lives.

Additional information found here.

Source: 1 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau. (2018). The AFCARS report: Preliminary estimates for FY 2017 as of August 10, 2018. Retrieved from    

Activities on campus
"Awareness" Tabling on Raider Walk
"Foster Youth Awareness" Presentation

May 2019

*Future newsletter opportunities possible by contacting Brandi Rieger

Resources for students
Do you need help obtaining your proof of dependency? Call the Foster Care helpline at (877) 846-1602.
Additional Assistance: Foster Youth Help 

CHAFEE grant application

Committee Meetings
To be scheduled.

If you have questions or would like some support or assistance, please reach out to Brandi Rieger at (805) 378-1536 or via email: