400 LOCAL YOUTH TO BE CELEBRATED AT PUBLIC CEREMONY FOR PARTICIPATION IN SUMMER JOB PROGRAM
Regional partnership helped youth overcome barriers to employment
The Summer Jobs for Youth Program is a partnership between the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme, the Ventura County Office of Education and Oxnard City Corps. The youth participated in an eight-hour training course to learn work readiness, teamwork and leadership skills. They were then matched to a work site to learn workplace skills and habits, while earning money for the summer.
MORE INFO: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme comprises 18 neighborhood-based facilities serving 7,200 youth annually through club membership and community outreach. Known as “The Positive Place for Kids,” the clubs provide guidance-oriented character development programs on a daily basis for children 6-18 years old, conducted by a full-time professional staff. Key Boys & Girls Club programs emphasize leadership development, education and career exploration, financial literacy, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation, and family outreach. Visit www.positiveplace4kids.org.
The Summer Jobs for Youth Program operates along with policies set by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the County of Ventura Workforce Administration. The program was put in place to motivate and give local youth an opportunity to work and achieve an employment goal, working together for the benefit of the community.
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