elementary age child on a computer attending a virtual class
Thirty-five Hire LA’s Youth participants recently received training to serve as Academic Support Interns, which will allow them to assist younger students struggling with distance learning during COVID-19.

EWDD partner Para Los Niños (PLN), which oversees the Central LA, Westlake and Northeast LA YouthSource Centers, recognized that many students were facing challenges adapting to remote learning and could benefit from additional assistance. This presented an opportunity for a partnership between the PLN YouthSource Centers and three PLN-operated charter schools: Gratts Primary Center, PLN Elementary and PLN Middle School.

The Hire LA’s Youth interns enrolled at the PLN YouthSource Centers received training to assist small groups of students requiring extra help, facilitate breakout group activities and operate a homework helpline. The internship provided much needed support to students struggling with distance learning instruction and introduced the 35 Hire LA’s Youth participants to careers in education.

Hire LA'S Youth is Mayor Eric Garcetti's youth employment program, which offers many young Angelenos their first work experience, placing them on the path to become lifetime earners. This year, Hire LA's Youth is offering virtual and in-person jobs for young people, between the ages of 14 and 24, who live in the City of Los Angeles and meet the eligibility criteria.

All COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed at in-person job sites.

Learn more about the many programs and benefits offered to the young people of Los Angeles through EWDD Youth Services and their YouthSource Centers.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of November 2, 2020. Read this issue and more.