Mesa Journeys

 

GIVE TO MESA

Room: Room I4-309 (3rd floor)
Phone/Google Voice: 619-388-2706
Students are encouraged to leave a voicemail. We will return your call or email within 1-2 business days.

Program Email: MesaFosterYouth@sdccd.edu 
Fax: 619-388-2464

Office Hours
M-Th: 8:00am - 6:00pm
F: CLOSED

FAST/NextUp Student Services Technician:
Blanca "Melissa" Zavala
bzavala@sdccd.edu 

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NextUP

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HOW TO CONTACT US: 
 
For assistance, our phone/email hours will be Monday - Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  
Phone: 619-388-2706
Please be ready with your Mesa College ID number so we can better assist youStudents are encouraged to leave a voicemail and a team member will return their call within 1-2 business days. If you leave a message provide a call back number.  Please be advised an “unknown caller or blocked” will be returning your call. 

Email: MesaFosterYouth@sdccd.edu 
Please provide your Mesa College ID number when contacting us so we can best assist you. 

WHAT IS NEXTUp?

The NextUp program is designed to support the educational goals and well-being of current and former foster youth. Our program provides ‘over and above’ support services and caring staff to help former foster youth overcome roadblocks that may prevent them from the pursuit of higher education and career goals.

For more information on NextUp programs provided throughout the state of California, feel free to visit the website: http://nextup.cccco.edu/


WHAT ARE THE NEXTUP SERVICES?

  • Academic, personal, and career counseling.
  • Priority registration.
  • Book Service.
  • Assistance applying for Financial Aid.
  • Assistance applying for the CHAFEE grant and other scholarships.
  • Tutorial services.
  • Food assistance.
  • and much more!

WHAT ARE NEXTUP REQUIREMENTS?

  • Be a California resident.
  • Qualify to receive a California College Promise Grant (formerly the Board of Governors Fee Waiver).
  • Be a current or former foster youth in California whose dependency or wardship was established or continued by the court on, or after the youth’s 13th birthday.
  • Be under 26 at the beginning of the academic year. (If you do not meet the age requirement for NextUp please click here to learn more about FAST Scholars program)
  • Be enrolled in at least nine (9) units, six (6) units if DSPS eligible.
  • Be eligible for EOPS.
  • Note: The EOPS 70 unit & 6 semester degree-applicable unit limit does not apply to CAFYES students upon admittance to the NextUP program nor apply for dismissal from the NextUP program. 

How to Apply

Please click the button below to apply now

APPLY TO NEXTUP

For more information contact: Blanca “Melissa” Zavala at bzavala@sdccd.edu or contact EOPS at 619-388-2706.


UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Stay tuned!