Summer Jobs

YEP offers job readiness training and summer employment to at-risk youth and young adults in Oakland. Our pre-employment training includes financial literacy, communication and conflict management skills, as well as comprehensive support services to address additional needs. Our employment case managers work closely with our youth and their work site supervisors to provide feedback and guidance, ensuring a meaningful and productive work experience.

Working for the summer keeps our youth and young adults off the streets and out of danger. It exposes them to new role models and mentors and invites them to reimagine their future.

After-School Jobs

YEP continually runs job readiness training, including financial literacy, communication and conflict management skills, as well as comprehensive support services to address additional needs. After completing this training, youth choose an after-school job and are supported by a YEP counselor to ensure both their work and school is meaningful and productive.

Additionally, YEP has just developed a supplemental program for youth who are court-involved and have fallen behind in their schoolwork as a consequence. This innovative credit-recovery program allows youth to receive credit through both tutoring at our training headquarters and Oakland Unified School District’s APEX program. To date, 4 youth have passed 6 CAHSEEs (California High School Exit Examination) while gaining valuable job readiness training and work experience.

Credit Recovery

In January 2015, YEP developed a supplemental program for youth who are court-involved and have fallen behind in their schoolwork as a consequence. This innovative credit-recovery program allows youth to receive credit through both tutoring at our training headquarters and Oakland Unified School District’s APEX program. Within the first 5 months of this program, 4 youth passed 6 CAHSEEs (California High School Exit Examination) while gaining valuable job readiness training and work experience.