Skyline College’s Guardian Scholars Program (GSP) staff presented to over 40 individuals at this year’s Blueprint Conference in Los Angeles California on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

The Blueprint Conference is a dynamic two-day event that includes Guardian Scholars Programs, Social Workers and more from around the country. This event allowed for over 750 individuals to network and attend workshops that address foster youth in higher education. The conference combined meaningful engagement opportunities with in-depth workshops presented by professionals with a passion and aptitude for supporting foster youth to achieve their higher education goals.

This year Skyline College’s GSP presenting team included: Tia Holiday, Program Services Coordinator, Linda Allen, Retention Specialist, Calvonnia Kelly, Student, and Alfreda Palmer, Student, of Skyline College Guardian Scholars Program (GSP).

The GSP team presented on “Sky’s the Limit: Creating a Foster Youth Support Program to Cultivate Resiliency”. This workshop is designed to assist foster youth support programs who are in their first two years on a college campus, as well as, provide strategies to bolster retention and participation in the program. For more on the GSP presentation visit:

Article and photo by: Linda Allen



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