EOPS Office - Room A-300
Office Hours:

Mon-Thu 8am to 5pm 

Friday     9am to 1pm

Phone: 619-660-4204
Fax: 619-660-4279

NextUp Program Overview

The NextUp program also known as CAFYES is a supplemental component of the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) program. NextUp is designed to supnextup logoport the educational goals and well-being of current and former foster youth. The goal is to provide ‘over and above’ supportive services to help former foster youth overcome the extra obstacles that may be holding them back from the pursuit of higher education through the completion of a certificate, degree or transfer.


CAFYES was authorized by Chapter 771, Statute of 2014.


NextUp Services

As a NextUp student, you will receive all the EOPS services plus you may be eligible for these additional supports:


  • Academic Counseling Appointments
  • Life Skill Workshops
  • Cohort Building Events
  • Faculty and Peer Mentoring
  • Mental Health Teferral
  • Meal tickets to be used on campus
  • Housing Referral
  • Textbook Assistance
  • Transportation Assistance Resources


To qualify for the NextUp Program, you must:

  • Be determined EOPS eligible
  • Be a current or former foster youth whose dependency was established or continued by the court on or after the youth's 16th birthday
  • Be no older than 26 years of age at the commencement of the academic year in which he/she participates
  • Be enrolled in at least 9 units
  • Submit a copy of your Dependency Letter

To Apply

To apply for the NextUp Program, you must:

  • Complete the EOPS application EOPS Application
  • Apply for the Chafee grant online
  • Provide a copy of your dependency letter/verification of foster youth status
  • Complete the EOPS and NextUp Orientation

If you need assistance in applying for the program or obtaining necessary documentation, please do not hesitate to contact us.


NextUp Orientation

All students admitted to the NextUp Program MUST attend a NextUp and EOPS Orientation. Both new and continuing students are required to participate. Check with the office for orientation dates.


NextUp Program Specialist: Raul Enciso  (619) 660-4689



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