Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme

400 LOCAL YOUTH TO BE CELEBRATED AT PUBLIC CEREMONY FOR PARTICIPATION IN SUMMER JOB PROGRAM

Posted in Events, General Information, Martin V. Smith, Press Releases, Uncategorized by megganmccarthy on September 30, 2009

Regional partnership helped youth overcome barriers to employment

WHEN: Wednesday, September 30

5:30-7:30p.m.

WHERE: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme

Martin V. Smith Youth Center

1900 West 5th Street, Oxnard

WHAT: More than 400 youth ages 14 to 24 spent their summer learning how to find and keep a summer job, despite barriers such as being a foster youth, a teen parent, incarcerated or having a disability. Now the Boys & Girls Club will salute them.

The Summer Jobs for Youth Program is a partnership between the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme, the Ventura County Office of Education and Oxnard City Corps. The youth participated in an eight-hour training course to learn work readiness, teamwork and leadership skills. They were then matched to a work site to learn workplace skills and habits, while earning money for the summer.

CONTACT: Mayra Rincon

(805) 483-1118, ext. 306

The Summer Jobs for Youth Program operates along with policies set by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the County of Ventura Workforce Administration. The program was put in place to motivate and give local youth an opportunity to work and achieve an employment goal, working together for the benefit of the community.

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