The PATH (Promoting Achievement Through Hope) Program is a support program that empowers foster youth, students who were adopted, students who are in guardianship or kinship, and students who have experienced homelessness through higher education. The program seeks to meet the unique needs of foster youth and displaced students to 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 the tools necessary to succeed in college and ultimately graduate from California State University Channel Islands (CI).