Youth participants of Para Los Niño’s Northeast LA YouthSource Center preparing for college
The Northeast and Central Los Angeles YouthSource Centers (YSC) run by EWDD partner Para Los Niños (PLN), kicked off the school year with a strong start, with each center providing strong guidance toward high school graduation, along with college campus visits to prepare youth participants for university life.

At the Northeast YSC, approximately 35 high school seniors are undergoing the college application process and career readiness curriculum. The curriculum teaches each student about financial aid resources, strategic planning, work readiness certification, well-being workshops and college field trips. Students will be meeting as a cohort at least once a week for sessions and mentoring opportunities.

Similar training is also taking place at the Central YSC, where students will attend weekly meetings and participate in college field trips. They will also be provided internship and mentoring opportunities.

PLN will also host monthly workshops for parents to educate them on how to support their college-bound children in their journey to higher education.

PLN students who are behind in high school credits have met with LA Unified School District Pupil Service and Attendance Counselors about credit recovery courses so that they can graduate in time.

Through the PLN Alumni Network, PLN students will also continue to receive support during their freshman year in college to ensure that they have a successful transition to campus life.

Learn more about the many programs and benefits offered through EWDD Youth Services and their YouthSource Centers.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of October 8, 2018. Read this issue and more.