Partners in Education

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Guardian Scholars Program


Having a mentor, a case manager, and the knowledge that people in the community care, makes all the difference.

You can be that person. Be a Partner in Education.

By becoming a Partner in Education, you will help former foster youth:

  • Achieve their educational dreams

  • Be paired with a mentor

  • Be exposed to career opportunities

  • Understand that people like you care about them

  • Have access to individual case management, training and tutoring

  • Form a network of peer support

  • Receive financial assistance

Partners in Education gives foster youth the support and guidance, they need to build a foundation for a successful future.

Youth supported in Guardian Scholars since 2001

Different degrees & certificates earned

of Guardian Scholars complete their education

of all Guardian Scholars remain in San Diego post graduation

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As a Partner, you will support a student for one year and receive:

  • A biography of the youth you are paired with

  • An invitation to the annual Partners in Education event to meet your Student Partner

  • Semester scholar stories & updates from your student

  • An invitation to the Guardian Scholars Awards Reception


of Guardian Scholars youth complete higher education compared to 11% nationally. Guardian Scholars encourages foster youth to pursue higher education through community college, trade school or a university degree.

Become a Partner today

Community College & Vocational Training

University Level

Named Partnership Opportunities

For more information on becoming a Partner in Education, contact Elizabeth Pennington at 858-751-6606.