The JFY program supports all County of San Mateo youth ages 14-21 in achieving their career and higher education goals via our three pillars of success/services:
We offer a variety of job training workshops ranging from Soft Skills for Success to Best Employment Practices to provide youth with tools when embarking on a career that is meaningful to them.
We maintain a job board page on our website with employment, internship, & volunteer opportunities that are geared towards youth throughout the County of San Mateo.
Each year, we provide twenty $2,000 scholarships to youth who need support embarking on their higher education journey.
Creating an equitable and radically inclusive community for all, regardless of any aspects of our youths’ identities.
Developing the whole person by encouraging the youth we serve to be their authentic selves, and to pursue careers that align with their values, passions, talents and goals.
Creating a safe and welcoming space for all our county’s youth to engage with our workshop offerings.
Offering one-on-one mentoring and support to any youth who seek career guidance.
Improving access to higher education is an equity project of considerable importance and increasing urgency.
In using an equity lens, we envision a community in which every youth feels empowered to take charge of their economic future and go after their higher education dreams!