The Youth Opportunity Program provides educational support, employment opportunities, and career educational training to youth 16 - 18 years of age attending public and private schools throughout Merced County. In addition to paid work experience, our staff develops summer curriculums which provides many types of educational opportunities for our youth. Subjects such as: Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship and Career exploration assists our participants in preparation for future goals.
'The mission of YOP is to promote the value of a high school diploma that leads to higher education and lifelong learning for future successful employment opportunities."
"By 2015, YOP will be recognized by our community as the premier program that prepares high school students to become productive citizens of our community."
1. Completion of a High School Diploma – Drop-out Prevention2. Alternative Secondary School Offerings3. Paid and Unpaid Work Experience – Including Internships and Job Shadowing4. Summer Employment Opportunities5. Career Technical Training/Occupational Skills Training6. Leadership Development7. Adult Mentoring8. Support Services9. Guidance and Counseling10. Follow-up Services (12 Months)
MERCED COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION
632 West 13th Street
Merced, CA 95341