Youth Program registration form - Fostering Resilience: Live, Lead, Thrive Youth Leadership Program
Cohort #1 Application Closed November 2022
Cohort #2 Application Closed March 2023
Cohort #3 Applications Due July 28th 2023
Fostering Resilience: Youth Leadership Program is a hybrid resilience and workforce training program for system-involved youth aged 10-24 and includes a range of activities and interventions designed to help these young people build the resilience skills needed to thrive in life. Activities and interventions that included in our program includes:
- Skill-building workshops: helping youth to develop the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in their education and career endeavors. These workshops may cover topics such as resume writing, job searching, time management, and financial literacy, among others.
- Mentorship and coaching: providing youth with the guidance and support they need to achieve their goals. This program may involve pairing youth with mentors or coaches who can provide guidance and support on a regular basis, through virtual meetings or other means of communication.
- Networking and job shadowing: opportunities to connect with professionals in their field of interest and learn about potential career paths. This includes virtual job shadowing, internships and virtual networking events where youth can meet and learn from professionals in their field.
- Field trips and social outing experiences: proving opportunities to learn about new places and cultures, and to expand their visions. These trips may be conducted in-person, through virtual reality or other interactive technologies, or may involve video conferencing. Social events, such as movie nights, game nights, or other recreational activities, providing youth with the opportunity to relax, have fun, and build lifelong connections with their peers.
- Families must reside in Contra Costa or Solano Counties
- Youth must be between 10 and 24 years old
- Priority is given to low income households and youth at risk of not graduating high school.
- Youth are asked to commit 4-6 hours per week and are awarded between $50-$150 monthly incentives for meeting program milestones.
- The program meets virtually 2-3 times per month for 1 hour (grouped by age)
- Youth must complete assigned self-paced virtual social emotional learning (SEL) and work readiness curriculum
- Youth will attend once a month social outing experiences to increase resilience, mental & physical wellness (community festivals, volunteer opportunities, educational trips, career shadows, art museums, East Bay Regional Parks, wellness activities, etc.). Families are encouraged to attend community events.