Upcoming Student Events / Opportunities


Speaking event presented by Saddleback College Foster & Kinship Care Education Program

Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

From Foster to PhD-Empowering Youth to Succeed in Life and School!

This class features Dr. Danisha Keating, former foster youth who as a single adult college student cared for her 5 siblings and earned her PhD. She will share her personal story of how she earned her college degrees despite many challenges, setbacks and a system that often did not believe she could succeed in life.

She will share her experience, strength and hope to inspire caregivers and:

  • Explain how foster parents can support their foster children at different stages of their lives to pursue higher education.
  • Describe common barriers/challenges they may face and how to address those.
  • Understand myths that foster youth face concerning their ability to succeed.
  • Help caregivers empower and celebrate small, achievable goals.

YOU MAY ATTEND IN PERSON (Saddleback Church – Lake Forest) OR ONLINE!

Register via Eventbrite here: From Foster to PhD Eventbrite Registration Link

Orangewood Foundation Scholarship: 

Fall Deadline: September 30th 

Application: Undergraduate Application

Orangewood Foundation Scholarships: Orangewood Foundation Scholarships


     2023 Foster Youth Internship Program 

  • You will spend 9 weeks in Washington D.C. on May 30, 2023-July 18, 2023.
  • Major expenses are covered and you will receive a weekly stipend.
  • If you want to learn more, view the flyer.
  • If you want to apply, complete the application.

     Deadline: November 20, 2022

Journey House's Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) program announces: 

2022 California Foster Youth Poetry Project


Submission Deadline: November 30th, 2022

Submission Link: https://tinyurl.com/2fpt8uky



     Fall 2022 Critical Needs and Opportunity Fund

  • The fund is offered in partnership with John Burton Advocates for Youth (JBAY)
  • There are still funds available.  

     Deadline: December 1, 2022

     Apply here