The FWDB Youth team has opportunities for in-school youth that build your skills and support your efforts to finish high school. Through work experience opportunities, summer youth programs, and year round supportive services, we build on each success to help you get your diploma and set new goals to attend career training programs, find a job, or go on to college. Youth without a high school diploma face higher unemployment rates and lower wages when they do find jobs.
Eligible individuals receive in-depth assessment and job preparation workshops, which prepare them for classroom or the employers site, at public or private vocational schools, colleges or universities found at www.i-train.org. Services for eligible youth, of age, include pre-employment training, work experience and internships, career preparation, occupational skills training, academic enrichment and job placement assistance.
John Muir Charter School is a statewide WASC accredited high school diploma program that serves youth 16-24 that have been pushed out of the traditional education system. We offer a rigorous academic program with full-time accredited teachers and academic tutors in tandem with career and college readiness programs at our school sites.
California Adult Schools make it convenient and affordable for all students to reach their educational, training, career and personal goals. As part of the state’s public school districts, our schools develop skilled workers, strong families and successful communities by offering opportunities to learn at every stage of life. Core programs include: basic reading & math skills, job training, high school diploma, GED, ESL, U.S. citizenship, parenting, classes for older adults, classes for disabled adults.
The Youth Employment Opportunity Program (YEOP) provides special services to youth between the ages of 15 and 25 to assist them in achieving their educational and vocational goals. While working with peer advisors, youth clients interact with professional individuals who have similar paths, perspectives, and educational goals by providing referrals to supportive services, workshops, career coaching, employment preparation, and other training and community outreach efforts.
Goodwill Southern California Youth Centers provide at-risk youth with leadership training, work-based mentoring, internships and paid work experience, as well as basic education, educational competency classes, tutoring and recreational activities. Last year our youth programs served over 2,000 individuals and placed 349 in employment.
To be the leading provider of vital on-site health, education and employment services to low-income families, children and seniors. Our goal is to give low income families the tools needed to break the cycle of poverty, become healthier, further educated and financially stable.
YouthSource is a city-wide program open to young people ages 16-24.
The group home facility has grown from its initial 10 residents to six cottages, each housing 12 children. Mental health treatment services are provided to every resident. The Haynes Education Center, a non-public school founded in 1989 as a companion to the group home facility, initially provided schooling to the children of what was formerly LeRoy Boys Home. It has grown to serve not only the children who live on campus but the community as a whole, accepting children (boys and girls) from 14 school districts throughout Southern California.
At H.E.L.P.E.R one of our focuses is the youth. We successfully utilize lectures, group counseling, leadership training, field trips and mentoring; tutoring, job development, job training and job placement; and workshops as tools to reach the youth. We provide community service, gang intervention services, anger management, conflict resolution, drug and violence prevention, as well as sexual assault classes for at-risk youth in the community.