Last week LA County launched its new 2019 Youth@Work program which will create 25,000 jobs for youth in Los Angeles County. These jobs will not only provide paid work experience to those as young as 14 but will also provide personal enrichment training, academic and career counseling and advanced career services.

Youth@Work prioritizes populations with the highest need by targeting school dropouts, those who are homeless or in foster care, and those on probation. Additionally, this program will support Transitional Age Youth (TAY), and CalWorks youth, to ensure that those who are most vulnerable in our communities are still able to obtain valuable work experience.

Certain areas of the program have already started. The County already has in place initiatives to match employers with foster youth between the ages of 14 and 21, CalWorks youth between the ages of 16 and 18, and children ages 14 to 24. All of these opportunities are six-week paid jobs in entry-level positions to provide the youth with work experience, resume value, and valuable skills.

Know someone who is interested? Let them know about this incredible new program! For more information, click here.