Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Out of School Youth Education

In collaboration with the San Diego Workforce Partnership through Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) funding, Access serves over 1,000 youth annually.   with programs to educate and support. 

 

obtain their high school diploma or GED and find their purpose through career exploration and employment activities.   

Eligibility

If you are 16-24 and are pregnant and parenting, homeless, justice involved, youth in or aged out of foster care, dropped out of high school, have missed a semester or more of high school, have a disability, and/or low income you are eligible for WIOA funded services.  due to issues such as previous incarceration, gang affiliation, substance abuse, pregnancy/parenting, medical or emotional issues, homelessness, foster care, immigration or other issues are welcome.  Virtually all youth in the program have experienced trauma that interferes with being at public school and are at risk for additional issues. 

We outreach to community partners such as the San Diego Unified School District,  San Diego County Office of Education, San Diego Health and Services Department, probation and other law enforcement entities, and a number of community based organizations to spread the word about the program.  Self-referrals are also welcome. 

Benefits

Youth enrolled in the program can expect:

  • Alternative high school to achieve High School Diploma or GED

  • Career Exploration

  • Occupational Skills Training

  • Individualized Case Management

  • Mentoring

  • Leadership Development

  • Paid Internships

  • Summer Internship Opportunities

  • Support Services

  • Job Placement

  • Job retention Services

  • And much more!

If you are interested in participating, please contact us.