The inability to get a job can be life-threatening at any age in the U.S. For disconnected youth, many of whom have aged-out of the foster care system, unemployment can quickly lead to homelessness, hunger and violent criminal activity. Jobs are scarce in rural Humboldt County, CA. Young people without the required entry level skills face a nearly impossible task when trying to secure a job.
Our training program will serve at least 25 trainees, giving these disconnected youth access to technology, mentors, online business training programs and other critical business skills needed for them to become easily employable young people.
The ongoing expansion of our training program will give increasing numbers of local disconnected youth opportunities to become self-supporting adults. This will have the potential to reduce homelessness, hunger and criminal behavior among this part of the population which represents 30% of all unemployed people in California.