For most children, their parents are their primary academic advocates, providing
oversight, support, and intervention when necessary. However, many children —
particularly those in the foster care and juvenile justice systems — lack responsible
adults in their lives to guide their educational progress. Without appropriate
help and direction, these children struggle in the classroom and are often academically
left behind. Sadly, these children and youth are subject to higher drop-out rates
and face disciplinary action at a much higher rate than their peers.
In conjunction with other San Diego groups, CAI has developed a program to recruit, train, and oversee adults who are interested and eligible to serve as Educational Rights Holder for local children in need, primarily on a temporary basis until an appropriate Ed Rights Holder can be identified and appointed. As an
Educational Rights Holder, you will be able to directly impact a youth's life. With
training and guidance provided by CAI, you will learn how to support, encourage,
and advocate for children who need academic guidance. Educational Rights Holders are appointed by the court to represent a child in all aspects of his or her academic
Most importantly, as an Educational Rights Holder, you will get to know a
child in need on a personal level, creating change and instilling hope for a
How Can I Become an Educational Rights Holder?
- View the following training video in its entirety and review the following materials:
- Complete the ERH application and return it by email to CAI.
- Successfully complete a background check (details will be provided by CAI).