Mission and Vision
The ultimate intent of the Guardian Scholars Program at California State University, Sacramento is to address the plight of our nation's foster youth, specifically youth who emancipate and expected to forge successful paths toward academic, personal, and professional success. Sacramento State realizes the insurmountable reality of this expectation especially when considering that of all the at-risk populations, foster youth face the most unimaginable obstacles. Research shows that of those leaving foster care at eighteen, one-fifth end up in jail, half are jobless and a third become homeless. We are committed to ameliorating this troubling prognosis.
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined."
HENRY DAVID THOREAU