Welcome to BGSA!
The Bruin Guardian Scholars Academy (BGSA) is a partnership with First Star and the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). The mission of BGSA is to provide foster youth with necessary educational and psycho-social support to help them graduate high school and enroll in post-secondary education.
Program Opportunities & Resources
- A comprehensive 4-week residential summer immersion experience
- Online high school courses
- Academic skill development, advocacy training, and comprehensive life skills instruction
- Individual academic case management and education evaluation
- A supportive network or mentors, staff, volunteers, and foster youth BGSA alumni
- Access to interdisciplinary UCLA campus programs and resources