California Will Roll Out a New Jobs Plan for System-Involved Youth
Under a plan approved by the U.S. Department of Labor earlier this month, California counties will be able to provide more job-training and career-readiness services to current and former foster youth — a group that has long struggled with high rates of unemployment.
Los Angeles Partnership Aims to Give All Foster Youth Work Experience Before Exiting Care
Over the next month, Los Angeles County will roll out an electronic system that supporters say will make it easier for youth in foster care to enroll in programs in the county’s workforce system.
More than the Bottom Line: How a Chamber of Commerce is Helping Foster Youth Succeed
In 2013, more than 20,000 teens and young adults in Los Angeles received services through Youth@Work’s Work-Based Learning Program, which provides youth in the county with subsidized work experiences and trainings.
Ready to Work: L.A.’s Systems-Involved Youth Build Careers
During a recent St. Anne’s meeting for pregnant and parenting teenagers in Los Angeles, seven students learned the difference between a resume and a cover letter. It is a particularly important distinction for these young women, all between the ages of 15 and 18, who are trying to juggle parenting and high school with their eventual careers.