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 



Office Phone: (310) 825-5415

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