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First Star Bruin Guardian Scholars Academy

  • First Star Bruin Guardian Scholars Academy
  • 220 Westwood Blvd
    Box 145306
  • Los Angeles, CA 90005
  • (310) 825-5415

Program Description

BGSA aims to provide youth in foster care with the support and advocacy needed to ensure they reach their full academic potential. BGSA is a four year program that offers academic case management to ensure grade progression. Students participate in an annual comprehensive summer immersion program where they spend 3-4 weeks on the UCLA Campus, where they participate in academic courses, credit recovery, and life skills workshops. During the school year, students attend monthly Saturday Academies to continue to support their academic and interpersonal growth.

Services Provided

  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 60
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • California State University-Los Angeles
  • California State University-Northridge
  • Compton College
  • San Francisco State University
  • Santa Monica College