The PATH (Promoting Achievement Through Hope) Program is a student support program that empowers foster youth through higher education. The program seeks to meet the unique needs of foster youth, and encourage them to become self-supporting, role models, successful professionals, and conscious community leaders.  It is also designed to improve access, retention and graduation rates.  Further, the purpose is to provide former foster youth with the tools necessary to succeed in college and ultimately graduate from California State University Channel Islands (CI).