On May 24, 2012, San Mateo County Jobs for Youth celebrated the 30th Anniversary “Steps to Success” at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foster City.
Over 304 guests attended this special celebration and raised over $45,000! Georgette Sarles of Georgette’s of Westlake was awarded the Mary Paskevich Memorial Award. Business Recognition Awards were presented to A+ Japanese Auto Repair, North Peninsula Neighborhood Services, City of Redwood City, and Redwood City Police Department. Youth presenters included Jessica Cuadra, Jah Jing, Neil Limbo, and Alimbek Rysbekov.
The following twenty youth were awarded scholarships: Victor Alvarez-Chavez, Brianna Brown, Griselda Cabrera, Amerina Calimlim, Bogdan Chang, Casandara Chavez, Kevin Flores, Angelica Ibarra, Angel Jimenez, Nancy Leon, Johary Lopez, Marissa Milan-Toribo, Elias Paredes, Roya Pourmand, Juan Pablo Sanchez, Serena Soltero, Iris Tan, Eric Hernandez Torres, Elizabeth Vargas, and Sadiya Zubair. The above JFY Scholars lived or attended school in East Palo Alto, Daly City, Millbrae, Pacifica, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Mateo, South San Francisco, Woodside, and San Francisco.
In the summer of 2012, JFY offered 26 Summer Internships!
Jobs for Youth hosted Job Fairs held at local malls and provided workshops in schools.
JFY received a Resolution from the Board of Supervisors, County of San Mateo!
Whereas, Jobs for Youth began in the summer of 1982 as a Summer Jobs for Youth from a vision of the City of Daly City’s Mayor Al Teglia; and
Whereas, the initial contribution of $20,000 to fund the program was donated by the Peninsula Community Foundation of San Mateo County; and
Whereas, in 2001 the Jobs for Youth program expanded from a summer only to a year round program; and
Whereas, Jobs for Youth provides employment services to all youth between the ages of 14 and 21 years of age at no cost to them or to employers, and is available to all youth regardless of socio-economic or risk level; and
Whereas, Jobs for Youth has grown to include one on one counseling, job placement assistance, and job preparation workshops which include interviewing skills, resume writing assistance and skill on mastering job application forms; and
Whereas, Jobs for Youth serves over 3,000 youth with employment services every year.
Now, Therefore, be it resolves that the Board of Supervisors of San Mateo County congratulates Jobs for Youth upon it’s 30th anniversary. The Board extends sincere wishes to Jobs for Youth for many more years of continuous success and excellence.
Dated: May 24, 2012
Adrienne J. Tissier, President
Rose Jacobs Gibson
Al’s story and the history of Jobs for Youth continues every Thursday leading up to our 40th JFY Al Teglia Scholar Shine Bright Celebration on May 19, 2022! We hope you’ll join us for this special celebration, donate toward equity in higher education scholarships and invite you to share an Al Teglia memory with photos on our special virtual video booth! Please share with your family, friends, collogues to collectively create a beautiful time capsule for future generations.
JFY 40th Anniversary Virtual Video Booth: http://jobsforyouth.org/jfy-40th-anniversary-video-booth/