For Youth


Access the services you need to reach your goals and full potential. Youth programs and services connect young people across the region to jobs, training, mentorship, and peer support. Prepare for college, employment, an apprenticeship or trade, or the military with a range of services, resources, and support.

Academic Help

Access tutoring, strengthen your study skills, and get the help you need to stay in school, earn your diploma or equivalent, and continue your education and/or training after high school.

Alternative Schools

If you’ve struggled with traditional high school or have dropped out, find help getting back on track with alternative school options or high school equivalency programs.

Work Experience

Connect to summer and seasonal jobs, pre-apprenticeship programs, internships, job shadowing, and paid on-the-job training opportunities to gain the experience, skills, and qualities employers look for.

Occupational Skills Training

Get on the path to a recognized credential in a field with high demand, through occupational training programs that build job-related skills for a specific vocation.

Career Readiness

While you’re receiving hands-on training for a specific job, access a range of educational and workforce services to help you prepare for a rewarding career with a bright future.

Leadership Development

Explore a range of opportunities to strengthen your leadership qualities, confidence, employability, and independence, including community service and peer-centered activities.

Support Services

Find resources to overcome challenges, including assistance with transportation, childcare, housing, legal aid services, healthcare referrals, help with educational and training-related costs, work attire, and more.

Adult Mentoring

Connect with an adult mentor to serve as an extra guide, role model, and support system as you complete your program and work toward your goals.

One-on-One Guidance

Work one-on-one with a counselor who guides you along every step of your journey, and who’s available to connect you to additional resources you may need.

Follow-Up Services

Your dedicated youth case management will follow up with you after you’ve completed your program to make sure you’re staying on track toward your goals, and address any challenges that may come up

Financial Literacy

Learn how to create a budget, set up a checking and savings account, manage your spending, build your credit, and protect against identity theft.

Career Exploration

Explore job opportunities and career pathways in high-demand industry sectors in your local area with guided career counseling.

Continued Education

Prepare for a smooth transition to college or vocational school once you’ve earned your high school diploma or equivalent.


Reach out to any of our youth programs to get started.

441 E. Whittier Blvd. Ste.
A La Habra, CA 90631

1575 17th St.
Santa Ana, CA 92705

301 The City Drive,
4th Floor Orange, CA 92686

7077 Orangewood Ave.
#200 Garden Grove, CA 92841

11206 Lexington Dr.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Call (562) 383-4226
Text (657) 210-1295

AWC Youth Programs
201 S. Anaheim Blvd., 2nd Floor
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 765-4350

Santa Ana Youth Employment Program (SAYE)
801 W. Civic Center Dr., Ste. 200
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 565-2600