We’re recruiting Guardian Scholars Mentors – click here to attend an orientation and learn how you can help

Guardian Scholars supports our foster youth who wish to obtain a university, community college, or trade school education. This vital resource provides students with the financial assistance and support to fulfill their dreams of attaining higher education.

Promises2Kids’ Guardian Scholars encourages foster youth to pursue higher education through community college, trade school or a university degree. This highly successful resource provides former foster youth with a partial financial scholarship along with mentoring support to assist them in adapting to and excelling in a higher education setting. More than 300 youth have been provided scholarships. Over 90% of guardian scholars will be first-generation graduates.

Promises2Kids provides the support and encouragement that a family would typically provide.

By giving college preparatory support, academic scholarships, mentoring, and individual support, foster youth gain the necessary tools to support themselves and become self-sufficient adults. Promises2Kids has an over 80% success rate with our Guardian Scholars. They are staying in post high school education and graduating — setting the foundation for a successful future. The collaborative partnership between Promises2Kids and the student’s educational institution helps students navigate their way through the education system, and provides the encouragement, support, and direction that a parent would normally provide.

It costs only $5,000 to support one student in their dreams of higher education through Guardian Scholars. Promises2Kids will provide over 100 students with scholarships this year.

Promises2Kids Guardian Scholars provides the following support:

  • College preparation, SAT Courses and unique college level courses
    while in high school as a Junior Guardian Scholar
  • Quarterly training and educational opportunities
  • Financial scholarships
  • Peer support and social activities
  • Mentoring

Congratulations to this year’s Guardian Scholars students!
We’re so proud of you and your achievements!

Guardian Scholars 2017

Promises2Kids’ Guardian Scholars application will be open from January 1, 2021 – February 14, 2021. Please contact Stephanie Oquendo at 858-290-8254 for details, and return in January to complete your application.