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What the Oxnard College Guardian Scholars is all about #Fosteryouth #FosterVC

Oxnard College Guardian Scholars Foster Youth Center provides a safe haven and support for foster youth to succeed

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 2:30pm
(VENTURA, Calif.) Dec. 16, 2016 –
The Oxnard College Guardian Scholars Foster Youth Center provides a safe haven and quiet place for current and former foster youth students to relax, get support services and resources and to do homework. The Ventura County Community College District announced in September its Memorandum of Understanding with the Ventura County Human Services Agency to share information on foster youth. This collaboration simplifies the process of verifying students who register for classes and request services at Moorpark, Oxnard or Ventura College – helping each become more efficient at serving this special student population.
To date, the Oxnard College Guardian Scholars Foster Youth Center has served 17 students who received textbook vouchers in the amount of $100 through the Student Equity Fund; and 12 students who were awarded textbook vouchers ranging from $100 to $250 through the Burton Book Fund, for a total of $2,700. "We have been open since the fall of 2015 and have slowly built a strong and steady following among eligible students," said Oxnard College Foster Care Specialist Debbie Flowers. "Since the beginning of the fall 2016 semester, 25 students have visited the center a total of 400 times," Flowers added.
Through the Student Equity Fund, students may receive up to three meal vouchers a week to eat at the Condor Café. Parking passes and Gold Coast Bus passes are also available. In addition, the center is a FOOD SHARE distribution site; the Food Pantry is open every Wednesday and Thursday from 11am to 1pm. The center hosts Guardian Scholars Meet-Ups weekly - "casual and confidential" support groups facilitated by a counselor from the Student Health Center. Another added benefit is that students connected with the GSFYC will be notified about priority registration and any scholarships and financial incentives available for foster youth.
"The Guardian Scholars Foster Youth Center at Oxnard College is a welcomed asset to students and the community," stated VCCCD Board Chair Larry Kennedy. "Every year foster youth "age out" of the system when they turn 18. Under the new law, however, they can stay in the system until they are 21 if they are enrolled in classes at a postsecondary or a vocational education institution," Kennedy added. "We are very pleased with the hard work and dedication of Ventura College Foster Care Specialist Rhonda Carlson and all of the Foster Youth Specialists within the VCCCD who are the driving force behind the success of this program," stated VCCCD Vice Chancellor of Educational Services Rick Post. In addition to academic, career and mental health counseling, Oxnard College and all of the colleges in the District offer instruction in independent living and help with housing assistance, child care, transportation, books and supplies.
The Oxnard College Guardian Scholars Foster Youth Center is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 3pm. For more information please visit the center or contact Debbie Flowers, Foster Care Project Specialist, at (805) 678-5144 or debbieflowers@vcccd.edu.


The Ventura County Community College District is a member of the 113-campus California Community College system, and serves more than 50,000 students annually. The District’s three colleges- Moorpark, Oxnard, and Ventura- offer programs in general education for degrees and certificates, transfer to four-year colleges and universities, career technical education, and provide opportunities to engage in co-curricular campus activities. For more information, please visit www.vcccd.edu.
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#VenturaCounty "Beggers can't be Choosers but #Fosterkids never Chose to Beg" Can you help Donate?

Sat Dec 10th 1-4 we will be having a #FosterCommunity event benefiting local Foster youth!

We will be having special appearances by Tattoo the One and Mr.ChuckD will also be in attendance! 

Local Dj and Radio Personality will be providing great music and atmosphere for Community fun and activities! 
Face Painting Bracelet making Lego Building and more!
Oxnard High School Band and Choir will be giving a special performance as well! 
No one will be turned away DONATIONS are asked!!


Here is a list of all the Foster youth that have registered for this holiday season. Please take a moment and read maybe there is something you can give and help us be their Santa!

Thank you!




College Students

Desiree (19)
Gift card for i-tunes
UGGS (ISLAs style, in beige, charcoal, or chestnut

Seleste (19)
Gift card for
black or brown boots, size 7
i-tunes gift card

Suily (19)
boosted board
play table for her son (3 yrs old)
gift card for any store

Molly (18)
Gift card for ROSS
Gift card for Target
Gift card for Starbucks

Miguel (19)
Stuffed animal
Hat
Jacket (medium)

Angelique (19)
Gift cards from Walmart, Target, Vons or Gas Card
She has a 3 year old daughter, so toys or clothes for her would be great too!!

Angel
gas gift card
nike running shoes (size 10.5)
Walmart gift card


Elias
socks (size 12)
Best Buy gift card
Trader Joes Gift Card

Jennina
Target gift card

Danni
White Nikes or Adidas (size 6)
Laptop cover
Backpack


Group Home Girls




Brooke- 18 years old
Wants:
Morphe eyeshadow Palette 35 color warm
Victoria Secret bras (34B)
Guess brand, Over-Knee Flat Boots Suede (size 7)

Needs:
black ankle socks (size 7)
knit cardigan (Size S)
Victoria secret sweatpants (size M)


Bella- 13 years old
Wants:
Black "combat style" boots (size 8)
Art supplies
Fuji polaroid camera

Needs:
sweaters (non-girly) with front pocket and hood (size S)
skinny jeans, high waist, light color (size 00)
Jansport black backpack

Ally- 13 years old
Wants:
Nirvana CD
Nirvana or 2Pac shirts (size M)
walkie talkies
Needs:
underwear (size S)
bras (32A)
black ankle socks (size 7)


Brianna- 17 years old
Wants:
knit headbands
Ben Nye banana powder makeup
Professional Makeup Box
Needs:
Neck scarfs, trendy
knit over-sized sweaters (size XL)
Brown combat boots with knit top (size 11)


Group Homes Boys

Joseph (17):
wants
PS4 Games for the house
Headphones
Visa Gift Card
needs
Raiders Jersey Large
Pants - Levis or Dickies 34/32
Flannel Shirts Large

Tye Quez (16):
wants
Xbox 1 games for the house
Visa Gift Card
Nike Gift Card
needs
Black & White Tank Tops Medium
Hair Clippers
Hygiene Old Spice


Karter (17):
wants
PS4 Games for the house
ITunes gift card
Visa Gift Card
needs
Shoes 12.5
Shirts Large
Hygiene Products

Brycyndo
15 years old
Shirt size: Men's medium
pants: 32/34
shoes: 9 1/2
Needs
Macy gift card to buy cologne
Shirts
pants
Wants:
target gift card
Xbox one games
Nike gift card


Lyndon

15 years old
Shirt size: Men's XXL
pants: 36/32
shoes: 13
Needs:
cologne
shampoo/conditioner and shower scrubber
shoes
Wants:
Mind craft legos
fetty wap CD (clean)
Target gift card

Nathaniel
13 years old
Shirt size: Men's medium
pants: doesn't wear pants, wears joggers in a size small
shoes: 8
Needs:
The one (light brown color) by dulce gabana
beats headphones
shoes
Wants:
Apple gift card to buy an iPod touch
jordans or Nike gift card
best buy gift card

Steven
16 years old
Shirt size: Men's medium
pants: 30/30
shoes: 8
Needs:
Dove men plus care body soap
black soap
axe hygiene products
Wants:
Nike gift card
Nike gift card
Kendal fire tablet or target gift card


Humberto 15
Shirt size: Men's Large
pants: 32/34
shoes: 9
Needs:
shoes
pants
shirts
Wants:
ipod
cologne
saints row Xbox game

Angel 14 years old
Shirt size: Men's large
pants: 30/32
shoes: 10
Needs:
Cologne (chrome)
shoes (Nike SB)
basketball shoes
Wants:
curve cologne
nike gift card
target gift card

Christian 14
needs
white long socks
black long socks
white and black tank tops
wants
black and white converse
small black hoodie
mp3 player

Jose 15
Shoes (Chucks)
Pro Club Shirts
Socks
Wants
xbox360 games
raiders jersey #4
girl brand skateboard


Fransico 18
Shoes
Pants
Head phones
wants
bank account
xbox games
i-pad

Daniel 16
black socks size 8
Pilot g-207 pens
paper and binder
wants
blu tooth speaker
apple gift card
penny board ot bike

Gabe 16
32x30 pants
short sleeve shirts
hoodie
wants
$20
ipod shuffle
99cent store gift card

Kathan 16
Snapback Oxnard/Rams/CA
Todd Gurley jersey
Cowboys Jersey
needs
black/grey 501 jeans 36x32
black proclub jacket
nike sb 10 1/2​

#VenturaCounty Beggers Can't Be Choosers But #FosterKids Didn't Choose to Beg. Can you give a Dollar?

Below are the wish lists.
Can you give a Dollar? 





College Students

Desiree (19)
Gift card for i-tunes
UGGS (ISLAs style, in beige, charcoal, or chestnut

Seleste (19)
Gift card for
black or brown boots, size 7
i-tunes gift card

Suily (19)
boosted board
play table for her son (3 yrs old)
gift card for any store

Molly (18)
Gift card for ROSS
Gift card for Target
Gift card for Starbucks

Miguel (19)
Stuffed animal
Hat
Jacket (medium)

Angelique (19)
Gift cards from Walmart, Target, Vons or Gas Card
(She has a 3 year old daughter, so toys or clothes for her would be great too!!)

Angel
gas gift card
nike running shoes (size 10.5)
Walmart gift card

Elias
socks (size 12)
Best Buy gift card
Trader Joes Gift Card

Jennina
Target gift card

Danni
White Nikes or Adidas (size 6)
Laptop cover
Backpack

Group Home Girls

Brooke- 18 years old
Wants:
Morphe eyeshadow Palette 35 color warm
Victoria Secret bras (34B)
Guess brand, Over-Knee Flat Boots Suede (size 7)
Needs:
black ankle socks (size 7)
knit cardigan (Size S)
Victoria secret sweatpants (size M)

Bella- 13 years old
Wants:
Black "combat style" boots (size 8)
Art supplies
Fuji polaroid camera
Needs:
sweaters (non-girly) with front pocket and hood (size S)
skinny jeans, high waist, light color (size 00)
Jansport black backpack

Ally- 13 years old
Wants:
Nirvana CD
Nirvana or 2Pac shirts (size M)
walkie talkies
Needs:
underwear (size S)
bras (32A)
black ankle socks (size 7)

Brianna- 17 years old
Wants:
knit headbands
Ben Nye banana powder makeup
Professional Makeup Box
Needs:
Neck scarfs, trendy
knit over-sized sweaters (size XL)
Brown combat boots with knit top (size 11)

Group Homes Boys

Joseph (17):
wants
PS4 Games for the house
Headphones
Visa Gift Card
needs
Raiders Jersey Large
Pants - Levis or Dickies 34/32
Flannel Shirts Large

Tye Quez (16):
wants
Xbox 1 games for the house
Visa Gift Card
Nike Gift Card
needs
Black & White Tank Tops Medium
Hair Clippers
Hygiene Old Spice

Karter (17):
wants
PS4 Games for the house
ITunes gift card
Visa Gift Card
needs
Shoes 12.5
Shirts Large
Hygiene Products

Brycyndo
15 years old
Shirt size: Men's medium
pants: 32/34
shoes: 9 1/2
Needs
Macy gift card to buy cologne
Shirts
pants
Wants:
target gift card
Xbox one games
Nike gift card

Lyndon
15 years old
Shirt size: Men's XXL
pants: 36/32
shoes: 13
Needs:
cologne
shampoo/conditioner and shower scrubber
shoes
Wants:
Mind craft legos
fetty wap CD (clean)
Target gift card

Nathaniel
13 years old
Shirt size: Men's medium
pants: doesn't wear pants, wears joggers in a size small
shoes: 8
Needs:
The one (light brown color) by dulce gabana
beats headphones
shoes
Wants:
Apple gift card to buy an iPod touch
jordans or Nike gift card
best buy gift card

Steven
16 years old
Shirt size: Men's medium
pants: 30/30
shoes: 8
Needs:
Dove men plus care body soap
black soap
axe hygiene products
Wants:
Nike gift card
Nike gift card
Kendal fire tablet or target gift card

Humberto 15
Shirt size: Men's Large
pants: 32/34
shoes: 9
Needs:
shoes
pants
shirts
Wants:
ipod
cologne
saints row Xbox game

Angel 14 years old
Shirt size: Men's large
pants: 30/32
shoes: 10
Needs:
Cologne (chrome)
shoes (Nike SB)
basketball shoes
Wants:
curve cologne
nike gift card
target gift card

Christian 14
needs
white long socks
black long socks
white and black tank tops
wants
black and white converse
small black hoodie
mp3 player

Jose 15
Shoes (Chucks)
Pro Club Shirts
Socks
Wants
xbox360 games
raiders jersey #4
girl brand skateboard

Fransico 18
Shoes
Pants
Head phones
wants
bank account
xbox games
i-pad

Daniel 16
black socks size 8
Pilot g-207 pens
paper and binder
wants
blu tooth speaker
apple gift card
penny board ot bike

Gabe 16
32x30 pants
short sleeve shirts
hoodie
wants
$20
ipod shuffle
99cent store gift card

Kathan 16
Snapback Oxnard/Rams/CA
Todd Gurley jersey
Cowboys Jersey
needs
black/grey 501 jeans 36x32
black proclub jacket
nike sb 10 1/2





@VCFD_PIO Thank you so much for all your help!! @VCFD #FosterCommunity #FosterSuccess

As a Foster Alumni I know how important it is to make connections with the community.
This year I reached out to the Fire Dept. and they are working with us by sharing this flier!!
If you'd like to help please contact Mary @ 805-422-6251
Thank you! 

To purchase a Bed in a Bag






All items can be dropped off or shipped to

The Comfort Project

1190 S. "N" St.

Oxnard, CA 93033