YouthSource Centers

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
YouthSource System

Get the Future You Want

Hire LA's Youth & LA Youth at Work

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! The program will give you the skills and confidence to pursue the career field of your choice. Earn a Work Readiness Certificate and receive preferred job leads from Hire LA’s Youth employer partners.

2014 Hire LA's Youth Participant Video
See how participation in this program can make a real impact on your life, watch Hire LA's Youth Video and hear directly from kids that participated in the 2014 summer program.


Hire LA's Summer Youth Employment Program
If you are interested in a summer job, the Summer Youth Employment Program is your perfect resource. The program will prepare and place you in internships and entry-level positions, giving you the chance to develop long-term employment opportunities. Visit the HireLA's Youth website for more information.

Youth Employment Opportunities

Youth Employment Opportunities

L.A. Reconnections Academy

Are you a high school Dropout 16-24 years old who’s ready to make a change and set a pathway toward a career in Healthcare or Construction?

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.

Construction Career Training

Los Angeles Cash for College

L.A. 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 California Dream Act applications.

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.

List of Participating Career Centers
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Your College Experience is Within Reach