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Soft Skill Spotlight: Resilience

The concept of “resilience” has been popular for a while now. We’re told that it’s important, that it can help us through challenging experiences. We’re told that if we have it or its cousin “grit,” we’ll be able to overcome anything, everything. But is this really true? And aren’t we just being told to toughen up?

Covid-19 Program Updates

MESSAGE FROM APRIL 8: To our wonderful youth and supporters, During this challenging time, we continue to make updates to our program offerings based on the latest available public health information and guidance from our County leadership. After much consideration and with the hope of continuing to help “flatten the curve,” we have made the …

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Collage of 2019 JFY Scholars

2018-19 Annual Report

2018-19 Annual Report At Jobs for Youth, our mission is to support San Mateo County youth age 14-21 in achieving their career and higher education goals. We accomplish this via our three pillars of success: job skills workshops, job opportunities, and scholarships. In the 2018-19 fiscal year, our workshops reached over 2500 youth, our donors’ …

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JFY Workgroup: Apply Today!

Are you passionate about helping our San Mateo County youth reach their full potential? Apply now to become a County of San Mateo Jobs for Youth Workgroup member! We currently have two Workgroup positions available for passionate volunteers.  JFY Workgroup members play a vital role in fundraising, marketing, and reviewing applications for our Scholarship program …

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2019 Scholars

Thank you for your generous support of our Jobs for Youth Scholars We are incredibly proud to introduce our 2019 Jobs for Youth Al Teglia Scholars, a group of inspiring individuals marked by achievement in the face of adversity, commitment to their community, and continuous learning and growth. Each Scholar faced a unique set of …

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