Foster Youth Services in Washington Unified School District are administered in partnership with the Yolo County Office of Education. The Yolo Countywide Foster Youth Services Program is funded by a grant from the California Department of Education.
Foster youth often experience numerous changes in placement and interruption in school. The emotional adjustments of these changes combined with the stress of falling behind in school can be overwhelming. Students place the high school graduation rate of foster youth between 38% and 46%. In order to support foster children academically and emotionally, the FYS program was established to meet these needs.
In accordance with AB 490 foster youth have the right to: