Guardian Scholars Program
- Field of Interest:
- Foster Youth: College Access & Career Readiness
Founded in 1983, Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC) Foundation provides grants and scholarships to assist students in need at LATTC, which serves 21,000 students, 80% of whom qualify for reduced tuition due to low family income. A significant number of students enrolled at LATTC are former foster youth, military veterans, and disabled students, and the local student population has some of the highest educational needs in the United States. The LATTC Foundation’s three main program activities are disbursing student scholarships, providing trade-specific toolkits to students, and funding technical skills competitions for students.
The Guardian Scholars Program helps hundreds of foster youth and former foster youth between the ages of 19 and 34 pursue academic degrees and vocational certification at Los Angeles Trade Technical College.