Workforce Development Become a business partner and help youth learn valuable job skills

At San Diego Youth Services (SDYS), we work with vulnerable youth. Over the past year, COVID-19 has made life even more challenging for so many. Youth are often the first to be laid off, and the last to be hired – catapulting those already in crisis into homelessness, or worse.

We know that addressing this economic inequity will improve outcomes and help youth reach their highest potential. And you can be part of the solution.

The youth in our program are resilient, motivated and ready to take advantage of workforce opportunities. They have also been prepared to join the workforce by participating in workshops to learn professional skills.

TAY WORKS! is a comprehensive employment readiness program that offers a positive introduction to the workforce. The program will give youth the opportunity to build skills, make connections, and gain real-world job experiences.

40+ employers partnering with us to offer job training opportunities for youth

We're looking for business partners!

We are looking for local businesses who can partner with us by offering a space for our youth to learn. Through an 8 – 10-week on-the-job mentorship, the youth will perform 8 – 10 hours per week, for a total of 80 hours.

This experience will provide immense benefits to our youth, and you will also benefit in the following ways:

  • Compensation will be funded by us, so there is no cost to you
  • You will receive direct support from SDYS program manager and staff
  • The youth will also receive weekly coaching
  • We will provide public recognition of your partnership with us

Want to learn more?

Contact TAY WORKS! Project Manager / Job Developer
Angelina Najera

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FAQ for Businesses

We are seeking local employers who would like to give back to the community by offering work experience for youth in need of support. We are looking for professionals and businesses to mentor our youth and help them create their own workforce path to success.

SDYS has built significant and sustaining relationships with companies throughout the county and is already working closely with around 40 entities. SDYS provides ongoing training and support for employers regarding training, mentoring/shadowing, and hiring a youth employee.