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New Spring College Tour available!

In partnership​ with ​the Migrant Education Program, Region ​5, Youth 2 Leaders Education Foundation​,​ offers a 4-day College Tour​ ​Road-trip​ for ​current sophomores and juniors in ​high school ​and​ visit approximately 12 colleges ​and universities​ in​ Southern California.​

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New Spring SCICON available!

Each year we host 9-12th grade students at camp SCICON in Tulare County. For 3 days and 2 nights, students who attend are introduced to college readiness tools that will help them set a clear path for the years to come.

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Cash For College

Workshops are back!

California Cash for College Workshops, in conjunction with California Student Aid Commission, provide free, one-on-one professional financial aid assistance to families completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid [FAFSA] Application.

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Scholarship Opportunities for AB 540 Students

Undocumented AB 540 students are encouraged to apply for funding from outside organizations that offer scholarships to students without regard to their citizenship status.

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College Dream Fund Scholarship Now Open!

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The College Dream Fund Scholarship is specifically for first-generation undocumented students attending a four-year or two-year institution to obtain a higher-level degree beyond high school.​

There will be two different applications one application for first-time high school seniors and another application for renewal applicants who are currently attending a college or university and is a current recipient of our scholarship. Priority is given to the renewal applicants who are current scholars of the College Dream Fund Scholarship.

The applications will be open Monday, January 15, 2018, at 8:00 am and close ​Friday, February 23, 2018, at 5:00 pm.
Note: Unfortunately, the College Dream Fund Scholarship is not available for students applying for Career Trade Institutions.
(Ex: Universal Technical Institute).

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About Youth 2 Leaders

Youth 2 Leaders Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that the next generation of Kern County students has the opportunity to go to college. Our ultimate goal is to increase the number of Kern County youth that attain a higher education at the community college or university of their choice.

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Our Vision

All Kern County students will have the resources necessary to access and complete higher education.