[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

SCVNews.com | Aug. 2: City to Honor At-Risk Teens Who Learned Job Skills | 07-27-2012
Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Sunny
Sunny
83°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
April 18
1945 - Actors Harry & Olive Carey sell Saugus ranch after 29 years; now Tesoro del Valle [story]


The City of Santa Clarita will host an award ceremony to recognize 63 local teens that completed the Youth Employment Services (YES) summer program at 5 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Activities Center on Aug. 2. CEO and Managing Partner of AMS Fulfillment, Ken Wiseman, will appear as a guest speaker for the event congratulating participants on their achievements and hard work.

As one of the programs under the Anti-Gang Task force, local at-risk, low-income, and special needs or special education youth are qualified to participate in the YES program. By providing employment opportunities and job skills training, the program helps prepare the future workforce and pave youth’s path to self-sufficiency.

“The YES program helps Santa Clarita youth gain employment experience, transition easier into the workforce and build references for future employment,” says Mayor Frank Ferry. “The awards ceremony is a way to recognize and congratulate graduating participants for their dedication and success.”

Since its inception in 1991, more than 1,000 Santa Clarita teens have successfully completed the program and acquired hands-on job readiness skills designed for future success. The YES program is funded by the City with a focus on creating jobs and acclimating local youth into the workforce. The program is a great way for teens to gain job experience such as customer service, operating a cash register, stocking merchandise, and supervising children.

Through various skill-building workshops organized by City staff, teens are provided with the necessary tools and training opportunities to prepare and secure employment opportunities. Teens participating in the YES program work approximately 15 hours per week for up to eight weeks, totaling 120 hours.

The success of the YES program comes from partnering with local employers including: AMS Fulfillment, AV Party Rental, Boys and Girls Club Newhall Site, Boys and Girls Club Sierra Vista Site, Carpet Clearance, City of Santa Clarita, CVS Pharmacy, Famous Footwear, Heads Up Horse Therapy, Henry Rodriguez State Farm Insurance, L.A. County Val Verde Park Site, Old Navy, Pet Supply, Placerita Junior High School, Sierra Vista Junior High School, Single Mother’s Outreach, Tee Plus, and TJ Maxx.

To learn more about the Youth Employment Services program, please contact Susie Cordova, YES Program Coordinator, at 661-286-4006 or visit www.santa-clarita.com.

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

Comments are closed.

Related Content
LATEST CITY HEADLINES
Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015
The Santa Clarita Public Library will present a free author event Monday, April 20, at 7 p.m., featuring Alepho Deng, co-author of the autobiographical book “They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys of Sudan.”
Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015
The City of Santa Clarita announced the winners Wednesday of the 2015 “cArt aRt” competition, held in conjunction with the City’s annual Earth Arbor Day Festival, held on Saturday, April 11.
Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015
Community members are invited to enjoy the spring season by participating in free interactive programming offered at all Santa Clarita Public Library branches. The events will feature the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, Earth Day and Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros.
Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015
Street closures will be in effect on Newhall Avenue between Market Street and Railroad Avenue beginning Friday at 1 p.m. for the 2015 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival.
Friday, Apr 10, 2015
On Saturday, April 4, more than 30 volunteers helped out at the city of Santa Clarita’s annual Eggstravaganza egg hunt event at Central Park.
Friend Activity

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
1945 - Actors Harry & Olive Carey sell Saugus ranch after 29 years; now Tesoro del Valle [story]
A 10-time Grammy winning artist is making his way to the COC Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 18.
Grammy Winning Artist Bobby McFerrin Set to Perform at PAC
SENSES on Main kicked off Cowboy Festival weekend, plus a 10-time Grammy winner is on his way to the Performing Arts Center. Click the link to see those stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, April 17, 2015
Another western star was inducted to Newhall’s Walk of Western Stars on Thursday night as part of the “Country Throwdown” themed SENSES block party on Main Street.
Walk of Western Stars Adds Local Stuntman
Sales of existing single-family homes picked up during March in the Santa Clarita Valley even as the median resale broke through the $500,000 benchmark for the first time since 2007, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Friday.
Median SCV Home Price Hits $520K; Highest Since 2007
Einstein Academy and former foundation CEO Jeffrey Shapiro are going “in a different direction,” according to an official with the charter school.
Einstein Academy, CEO Shapiro Part Company
Effective July 1, 2015, AB 1522, better known as the "Healthy Workplace, Healthy Family Act of 2014," requires that nearly all California employers, public or private and regardless of size, provide paid sick leave benefits to nearly all employees. This free seminar will advise employers on the steps they should take to be in compliance.
May 8: Learn About the State’s New ‘Healthy Workplace’ Law
Film and television composer Alan Williams will be the featured speaker at the next Chancellor's Circle breakfast at College of the Canyons.
May 15 COC Chancellor’s Circle Breakfast: Cultivating Creativity
Of the 66 honorees, four were selected by Antonovich from within his 5th supervisorial district, which includes the Santa Clarita Valley.
Antonovich Honors 5th District Volunteers of Year
Hart High School senior Emily Horak has qualified for the National Championship Speech and Debate tournament to be held in Dallas from June 14-19. The tournament is considered the largest academic competition in the world.
Hart Senior to Compete in National Debate Tournament
Saugus High School teens are raising money to attend an LGBTQ Prom in Antelope Valley for the third year in a row.
Saugus High Group Raising Funds for LGBTQ Prom
Caltrans will fully close the northbound I-5 between Valley View Avenue and Rosecrans Avenue starting Monday, April 20 through Wednesday, April 22 each night from midnight to 4 a.m.
April 20-22: Full NB Freeway Closure Overnight in Norwalk
When you were growing up, how did you know cheating was a bad thing, and thus you don’t do it? Or did you? Reading the headlines in recent years, it’s becoming clear that if parents and grandparents know it to be true, then they certainly are not passing on the message to the next generation.
A Culture of Cheating
For many of you who are wondering why new homes are being built during a water crisis and drought - the plans were approved many years ago. It has just taken that long to get past the various lawsuits and hassles.
What About Water?
1930 - Telephone switchboard operator Louise Gipe, heroine of the 1928 St. Francis Dam disaster, tries & fails to kill herself over an unrequited love [story]
For the third time in athletic department history, The Master’s College's Reese Field at Lou Herwaldt Stadium will be a host site for the seventh-annual NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round.
TMC Selected To Host NAIA Opening Round Baseball Tournament
Multiple local medical personnel have been charged with Medicare fraud, plus get an exclusive look inside the new Institute for Culinary Arts Education Building at College of the Canyons. Click the link to see those stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, April 16, 2015
The five bands in Americana Currents, part of California Institute of the Arts’ Wild Beast Concert Series, exemplify a new breed of young American musicians, influenced equally by American roots music and 21st-century sounds. The musicians — all CalArts alumni — combine folk, honky-tonk, country and blues with contemporary pop, rock, metal, and experimental music to create the latest incarnation of musical Americana.
April 18: Free Public Concert at CalArts Wild Beast
99 Cents Only Stores LLC announced its financial results for each of the fourth quarter and full-year fiscal 2015 ended January 30, 2015.
Same-store Sales Up Slightly at 99 Cents Only Stores
Triumph Foundation's Wheelchair Sports Festival is April 25 & 26 featuring wheelchair hockey, basketball, quad rugby, racquetball, handcycling, resource fair, and an art workshop.
Triumph Fdn. to Host Wheelchair Sports Festival
Nearly 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer each year and it is the 11th highest cause of cancer mortality. Early screenings and diagnoses can lead to very favorable survival rates and much less invasive treatment options.
Local Dentist Offers Free Cancer Screenings
Fun things to do in and around the city of Santa Clarita.
Santa Clarita Arts & Events
The spring 2015 Star Party will take place from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 1, and will expand on the event’s winning tradition with a variety of interactive displays, including a catapult launching competition hosted by a handful of on-campus clubs and organizations.
May 1: Star Party at COC East Campus
California State University, Northridge offers a series of youth enrichment programs and camps for elementary, middle and high schoolers to mature socially and academically.
CSUN Summer Enrichment Programs Open for Registration