The Guardian Scholars Program's outcomes-assessment process is documented and described below. For more details, view the rest of our department website.
The Guardian Scholars Program is committed to helping college-bound students, exiting the foster care system, by providing a comprehensive support program to be successful in college. We serve as a resource center, providing assistance to students with their development of educational skills such as achieving an associate degree, completing a certificate program, or transferring to a university; as well as developing interpersonal skills to help them become self-sufficient role-models and individuals in their community. We also provide direct services, such as book vouchers and transportation, to assist with college costs, and referrals to community-based resources as needed and available. Our goal is to support our students so they can realize their dreams.
As a result of participation in the Guardian Scholars program will:
- Successfully complete their career goals (completion of certificates or transfer to a 4-year college).
- Develop short- to medium-term housing plan to support education/career goals (if at risk of homelessness)
- Develop self-advocacy skills
- Know what support resources are available on campus and in the larger community and how to access those successfully.
These programs areas are on a regular cycle of review, during which outcomes are updated and revised. See service area details below, with links to outcomes and timeline for advancing to next stage of assessment.