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  • Services Free and open to all who show interest, follow through, and are age 24 and under. Success has a different meaning for every client, and will be measured as such Education and employment services will be used as a part of the continuum to help clients reach housing and behavioral health goals
  • Workshops are conducted in: Goals and objectives. Resume Building. Life Skills.
  • Depending on the nature of the track, each track will vary slightly but contain similar formatting: Applications vary depending on the functionality of the youth. Interns would be placed with one of our collaborative Partners that best matches the clients interest were possible.
  • Youth working as program out reach workers. Youth interning at separate programs as staff support.

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  • Larkin Street Youth Services Workforce Development Jamie Fountain, Manager of Workforce Development at Hire Up
  • Larkin Street Mission Statement
    • The mission of Larkin Street Youth Services is to create a continuum of services that inspires youth to move beyond the street. We will nurture potential, promote dignity, and support bold steps by all.
  • Continuum of Care
  • Hire Up Program Philosophy
    • Services free to youth age 24 and under.
    • Success has different meanings for each youth.
    • Education and employment services - part of a continuum.
    • Using Harm Reduction when moving youth toward employment.
  • Youth Force
    • Immediate paid work for homeless youth
    • Cross program collaboration
    • Youth Expectations: “Youth Force is a test run”
      • Uniforms
      • Wages
      • Realistic consequences
      • Experience for Resumes
      • Staff serve as job references
    • Projects include:
      • Trash pickups
      • Graffiti clean-up
      • Pressure washing
  • Job Readiness Class (JRC)
    • Monday – Friday from 9-12
    • Clients paid $200 over 4 weeks
    • Class curriculum covers employment skills, life skills and working towards career goals
  • Institute for Hire Learning
    • Internship program
      • 3 months, 20 hr./wk.
    • Can help subsidize vocational/certificate programs.
    • Range of opportunities.
    • Collaborative partners.
  • Internal Internships
    • Peer facilitated program orientation groups.
    • Various type of opportunities within agency.
    • Youth hosted and planned groups.
  • Building Strong Collaborations
    • Training employers how to work with homeless and at risk youth.
    • Inviting employers to conduct employment workshops with the youth.
    • Having youth perform volunteer hours at employer work sites.
  • Integrating Job Readiness and Post-Secondary
    • Tying employment and education programming together.
    • Including education groups in job readiness training.
    • Conducting college readiness courses.
    • Attending tutoring sessions, or college readiness classes are part of the Internships.
  • Harm Reduction Strategies
    • Meeting a young person were they are at.
    • Motivational interviewing when conducting assessments.
    • Working with youth on identifying employment goals.
    • Creating an employment work plan for each youth that meets their needs and skill set.
  • Contact Information © 2008 Larkin Street Youth Services Larkin Street Youth Services 1154 Sutter Street San Francisco, California 94109 T 415.673.0911 F 415.749.3838 www.larkinstreetyouth.org Jamie Fountain Manager of Workforce Development (415) 673-0911 ext. 211 [email_address]