The Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) offers youth an opportunity to gain valuable experience through volunteering, internships and job trainings. Youth receive paid and unpaid employment opportunities throughout the school year.
The Los Angeles County Youth Jobs (LACYJ) youth program provides assistance with basic educational skills, long-term education planning, pre-employment preparation, and job placement assistance. Case management for each youth is provided for personal development throughout the program period. The main goal of the youth program is to expose youth to employment opportunities, increase their work experience and to develop their work skills which can lead them to a successful career.
The program provides the following services based on each individual’s strategic plan:
1. Summer employment opportunities directly linked to academic and occupational learning
2. Paid and unpaid work experiences including internships and job shadowing
3. Occupational skill training
4. Leadership development opportunities
5. Supportive services
6. Adult mentoring for a duration of at least twelve months, that may occur during and after program participation
7. Tutoring, study skills training and instruction leading to the completion of secondary schooling including dropout prevention strategies
8. Alternative secondary school services
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