YOUTH CONNECTED PROGRAM: On-Campus Housing at Samueli Academy

The Youth Connected Program (YCP) is a foster family agency that provides an innovative support system, a safe home environment, and socio-emotional and academic resources for Orange County teens in foster care. YCP, in partnership with Samueli Academy, offers students access to on-campus housing during the school week and socio-emotional and academic resources.

Would You or Someone You Know Make a Great Foster Parent?
Not every teen is as fortunate to have a strong system of advocates. That’s where you come in. We need your help to surround teens in foster care with supportive relationships so they can grow and develop socially, emotionally, and academically.

A Collaborative Foster Parent provides a safe haven for teens outside of their school week at Samueli Academy. Each foster family commits to building an emotional connection and opens their home as a space for nurture and growth on weekends, summer vacation, and holidays.

We know it takes a village to raise a child. As a Collaborative Foster Parent, you help build a lasting foundation for our teens and become part of their support system – one already made of our team at YCP and Samueli Academy staff.

Become part of a teen’s support system today.

Information sessions are available virtually the 2nd Tuesday night of every month at 6:30 p.m. To sign up for an informational session about becoming a foster parent with YCP, please visit and fill out the inquiry form. We will get back to you with more information. For further questions, email Enrique Montiel, Director of Youth Connected Program,

A Community Approach to Fostering

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The Youth Connected Program helps teens have a safe, supportive, and empowering community where they can thrive.


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


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