EWDD YouthSource System
Get the Future You Want

Are you 16-24 years old? Do you have your High School Diploma or GED?

If not, get one! Did you know that over a lifetime a high school graduate will earn almost twice as much as a dropout? At your local YouthSource Center, you can meet one-on-one with an academic counselor to talk credits and chart your plans for earning your diploma or equivalent.

Once you know where you’re headed, the YouthSource Program can help you get there through services designed with one goal: to make you a winner. But you have to do the work. Take the challenge.

BTW, with an Associate’s Degree, over your lifetime you can earn $1 million more than a dropout!

Find Your Nearest YouthSource Center

HIRE LA's Youth & LA Youth at Work

Youth Employment Opportunities
Youth Employment Opportunities

HIRE LA's Youth Employment Program

Young adults ages 14 to 24 can participate in HIRE LA's Youth Employment Program and get connected with local businesses that are ready to hire! HIRE LA’s Youth will help you prepare for a summer or year round job. We will help you write your resume, practice interviews and learn how to manage the money you will be earning. Out of school? No problem. We will help you get back on track and on your way to a career.
2014 Hire LA's Youth Participant Video
See how participation in this program can make a real impact on your life - hear directly from local kids that have participated in the summer program.

LA Youth at Work Program

If you are between the ages of 16 and 24, you have a lot to offer a business when you know what employers expect. Our workshops teach you what employers want and provide practice interviews with professional mentors who will share their tips and wisdom. When you're ready, earn a Work Readiness Certificate, which shows local employers that know that you've learned what it takes to do well in their workplace. Visit the LA Youth at Work website for more information.

Los Angeles Cash for College

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Your College Experience is Within Reach
LA Cash for College offers a variety of resources to inform and encourage students about the benefits of education. There is information and resource material for all grade levels, financial planning, and several different opportunities for local area students to be awarded college scholarships. Professional advisors provide free, one-on-one financial aid assistance to families completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and CalGrant GPA Verification Form, as well as the California Dream Act.

The Cash for College program is recognized as the primary source of college information for local students and their families, showing them that a college education and high wage career are attainable no matter what financial background. Now, more than ever, it is important for youth to understand the available options in choosing a college and career path.

View a List of Participating Career Centers

L.A. Reconnections Academy

Construction Career Training
Construction Career Training

Are you a high school Dropout 16-24 years old who’s ready to make a change?

Explore the Los Angeles Reconnections Career Academy where you can earn your high school diploma or GED AND get paid while you train for your new career. Visit a Reconnections Center to learn more about building your future.