Sonoma County Teens Celebrate Summer Jobs
On June 21, over 150 young people ages 14-21 kicked off their summer with a celebration at Spring Lake. These youth are members of the Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps, and will be spending their summer working outdoors beautifying creeks and parks throughout Sonoma County.
These young people are the newest members of YouthLink, a $1.6M initiative funded by the Employment and Training Division of the Sonoma County Human Services Agency. SAY is leading this consortium of non-profit agencies throughout Sonoma County to provide one seamless county-wide program offering young people comprehensive, year round services designed to help them find employment, stay in school, and succeed in their transition to adulthood.
Over the next 3 years, SAY will be working closely with The Center for Social and Environmental Stewardship (The Center) in the North County regions of Healdsburg, Geyserville, Windsor, and Cloverdale; Community & Family Service Agency (CFSA) in the West County region; Petaluma People Services Center (PPSC) in the Petaluma and South County regions; and Sonoma County Adult & Youth Development (SCAYD) in Rohnert Park.
Teens that enroll in YouthLink will be offered one on one support with, tutoring, study skills and instruction, summer employment opportunities, occupational skills training, leadership development, and adult mentoring opportunities.