Foster Youth Success Initiative

The Foster Youth Success Initiative (FYSI) program provides service to identified and verified current or former foster youth attending Ventura College.  

Our goal is to provide student support services to foster youth which will prepare and invest in the youth during their post-secondary educational journey.

A FYSI liaison provides individual support to foster youth on campus.

The role of a FYSI Liaison is to:

  • Provide a safe and warm welcome to foster youth
  • Advocates and serves as your ally
  • Connects you with campus resources
  • Provides one-on-one assistance in completing the college and financial aid application process
  • Connect you with resources within the community such as housing and employment

If you are a current or former foster youth and would like more information, please contact:


Wendolyne Lopez

Financial Aid Specialist/Foster Youth Liaison

(805)289-6574 I


Alex Henderson

Academic Counselor

(805) 289-6208 I


Foster Youth Student Support Services