Leadership, Employment, Education, Vocational Training & Entrepreneurship
For many at-risk youths, barriers like education level, mental health and addictions issues, a lack of prior employment experience, or involvement in the criminal justice system can often stand in the way of finding success in employment.
Traditional employment programs in our community are typically not suitable for at-risk and homeless youth, leaving them without options for moving forward. We are addressing this gap directly. Through the Project L.E.E.V.E. initiatives, we are bringing to life a dedicated strategy focused on empowerment, building new skills, and accessing sustainable employment.
Work Activation Readiness Program (WARP)
The Workforce Activation & Readiness Program (WARP), is an employment development program that provides youth with the tools and skills they need to secure and maintain gainful employment. The employment development services being offered in WARP will help prepare participants secure employment opportunities in the following fields: healthcare, information technology, construction, manufacturing, education, and administration. Learn More.
StandUp for Kids develops the leadership of youth experiencing homelessness in Orange County through employment and entrepreneurship. We do this with three core activities, Social Enterprise Hub, Job Training program, and Community Entrepreneurship.