About Youth Services

SELACO WDB’s Youth Programs Operate Year Round And Serve Youth, Ages 14 To 21. Our Service Delivery System Enables Youth To Access The Ten Core Elements Required By WIOA:

  • Tutoring, Study Skill Training, And Instruction Leading To Secondary School Completion Including Drop-Out Prevention Strategies
  • Alternative Secondary School Offerings
  • Summer Employment Opportunities Directly Linked To Academic And Occupational Learning
  • Career Counseling And Guidance
  • Paid And Unpaid Work Experience
  • Occupational Skill Training
  • Leadership Development Opportunities
  • Supportive Services
  • Adult Mentoring
  • Follow-Up Services

Our Misson

The Primary Mission Of SELACO WDB’s Youth Program Is To Provide All Youth With Access To Opportunities To Gain The Social, Emotional, Academic, And Workforce Skills Required To Become Self Sufficient. The SELACO WDB Serves As The Lead Agency For Youth Services In This Region. It Subcontracts With Youth Service Providers To Ensure That The Needs Of Both “In-School” And “Out Of School” Youth Are Addressed And Met. Services Rendered To In-School Youth Are Contracted With The School Districts That Operate Within SELACO WDB’s Primary Service Area: Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, And Norwalk.

Our Goals

The Goal Of The SELACO WDB Youth Programs Is To Ensure That Youth Are Empowered With The Knowledge, Skills And Behaviors Necessary For Employment And Economic Independence In Higher-Skill, And Higher Wage Careers. Some Of The Program Objectives For Youth Services Are As Follows:

  • Self-Sufficiency Though Entered Employment
  • Educational Attainment
  • Set Personals Goals
  • Explore Career Paths
  • Become Job Ready
  • Provide Follow Up Services

  • SELACO WDB Youth Programs Expose Youth To Opportunities Which Will Prepare Them For The Future By Providing Them A Comprehensive Array Of Services Which Will Furnish Them With The Tools Necessary To Make Sound Decisions Regarding Their Future And Career Choices. WIOA Youth Programs Operate Year-Round And Serve Youth Ages 14-24 Who Face Significant Barriers To Educational Achievement And Employment.

    Service Priority Is Given To Residents Of One Of The 7 Cities:

    Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, And Norwalk

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