Orangewood Foundation’s Youth Connected Program (YCP) works in partnership with Samueli Academy to provide an on-campus dorm, along with academic assistance, to the youth we serve. YCP is a licensed, private Resource Family Agency, also known as a Foster Family Agency. This program is designed to support youth in foster care who attend Samueli Academy (7th-12th grades) and their siblings.

Become a Resource Parent (Foster Parent)
Foster parents are simply people who commit to building a relationship and helping guide a student through their youth, or further into life.

Informational sessions are available virtually Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. To sign up for an informational session about becoming a YCP parent, please visit and fill out the inquiry form. We will get back to you with more information. For further questions, contact Jami DeChaney Sheridan, Director of Youth Connected Program, at (714) 942-7475 or


Help Us Spread the Word

Multi-ethnic, adoption or foster care family at home.

If you would like to help us get the word out about our Foster Family Recruitment Initiative through an email, social media post, or text, check out our toolkit of messaging and imagery at

This program, wholly or in part, is funded through County, State, and Federal Government funds.

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