A win-win solution in the workplace!
The Pre-Apprenticeship Program is a workplace-mentoring program that matches high school juniors and seniors with small businesses throughout Riverside County. The youth are provided an opportunity to learn marketable job skills while still attending high school. Youth receive a stipend for a maximum of 520 hours at the prevailing minimum wage, are encourage to develop savings plan and participate in a savings incentive match. Community Action matches dollar-for-dollar up to $100 saved by each youth after he/she successfully completes the program. The Employer/Mentor also provides matching funds up to $100 saved by the youth.
- Youth must be in 11th or 12th grade and enrolled in High School.
- Youth must live in Riverside County
- Youth household must meet poverty income guidelines (see table below).
Project L.E.A.D. (Linking Education, Advocacy, and Development)
Project L.E.A.D. (Linking Education, Advocacy and Development), trains mentors/tutors to assist middle school students enrolled in after-school programs at various schools and Community Centers in Riverside County. Mentors/tutors provide cross-generational mentoring and tutoring through character development activities such as recreation, crafts, art, music, computers and academic course work. Mentors receive comprehensive pre-service orientation and on-going training and support for 400 hours of program service. Project L.E.A.D. Youth Coordinators receive hourly pay and will have the opportunity to apply for a match savings incentive.
Project L.E.A.D. Youth Coordinators must:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Possess a high school diploma or G.E.D. and Pass ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) Compliance Exam or have 45 college semester units
- Pass a fingerprint and background check
- Have reliable transportation to service sites
- Availability Mon - Fri during after-school hours
- Commit to a minimum of 12 hours per week for the length of the program (August 1st – June 30th)