CSUMB recognizes that students that have a foster youth background often have overcome more obstacles, have less support, and fewer resources than most entering students. To help meet these unique needs, the CSUMB Compass Program* was developed. The CSUMB Compass Program is coordinated by Berj Amir, an Equal Opportunity Program (EOP) Retention Advisor, and he is also the advisor for CSUMB former foster youth students. A student does not have to be an EOP student to be a part of the CSUMB Compass Program, however, we strongly encourage entering students with a foster youth background to apply to EOP as most are eligible, and they can take advantage of the unique benefits of EOP.

*Special thank you to Rob Weisskirch & the CSUMB Personal Growth & Council Center for the program name.

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