NextUp Implementation Tools

Last updated Feb, 14 2024

2023 NextUp Expansion Implementation Toolkit – View a toolkit desgined to help NextUp programs best meet the needs of students with experience in foster care.

NextUp Implementation Discussion: Implementing NextUp with Existing Foster Youth Support Programs – View a recording that features guidance from the Chancellor’s Office on NextUp implementation and features insights from experienced practitioners.

From Theory to Practice: Fostering Relationship-Based Approaches in NextUp Programs – This resource offers tangible examples of how to engage youth in day-to-day work, drawing upon a range of approaches to enhance the quality of services provided and ultimately improve social and educational outcomes for students with experience in the foster care system.

NextUp Resource Folder – This resource features curated materials including templates, research studies, and tools to assist with elements of design, evaluation, programming and more.

NextUp Implementation Assessment – This assessment provides an opportunity to reflect on your NextUp program. It is intended to be a tool for self-assessment and goal setting based on the promising practices identified in the 2023 NextUp Expansion Implementation Toolkit.

Understanding the Child Welfare System – This publication provides an overview of California’s child welfare system including key terminology. It also includes an FAQ regarding NextUp eligibility.

Community of Practice Recordings: – JBAY hosted a community of practice during academic year 2023/2024 for colleges that did not have any programming in place for foster youth prior to the implementation of NextUp. This page makes the recordings from these events available.

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