Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health and Human Services

First Advisor

Andrea Ibessaine


The San Benito County Probation Department (SBCPD) collaborated with San Benito High School to create a pilot program for at-risk foster youth high school students, “Foster Youth mentorship program”. The importance of the mentor-ship program was to help prevent at-risk foster youth students from falling into the probation system. The purpose of this educational intervention program was to increase foster youth students’ knowledge, academic achievements, and to help them reach their career and educational goals. The students worked closely with their mentor to create long lasting relationships and to complete desired goals of their choice. The program was implemented through the completion of questionnaires, training's, tracking and consistent support for foster youths’ academic success. The expected outcome of the program was for students to work closely with their mentors and to complete at least one goal. The expected outcome of the Foster Youth Mentorship was to be measured with conducting a survey to the school mentors that analyze the effectiveness of the program.