Current and Former Foster Youth

We're here to help you create your success story!

Compton college is dedicated to help current and former foster youth! Starting Spring 2023, Compton College is excited to introduce NextUp and Project Tipping Point to Compton College. Learn more about each program below:



NextUp provides community college students like you with resources that make a difference. The program offers eligible current and former foster youth support and services that could include help with books and supplies, priority registration, transportation, tutoring, food and emergency housing.

NextUp Eligibility

  • In foster care after the age of 16
  • Under age 26
  • Enrolled in a minimum of 9 units (or be on an educational plan to work towards 9 units)
  • Have an EOPS application on file

Project Tipping Point

Project Tipping Point is designed for current or former foster youth, age 18-25, with a high school diploma or GED. The program is a great fit for young adults that are serious about attaining a college education to boost their long-term career opportunities and earning potential. This program offers: Full tuition, books and supplies, Monthly TAP card/gas card, on-site case management, and highly personalized support.

Project Tipping Point Eligibility:

  • Current or former foster youth
  • Between the ages of 18-25
  • Earned a high school diploma or GED


Transition Age Youth (current and former foster/probation youth) in Los Angeles County

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We're Here to Help! Create Your Success Story at Compton College.

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