OHDC YouthSource Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Program
OHDC's YouthSource Program serves Southeast Washington County. The YouthSource program assists youth in obtaining their educational credentials while receiving support services, high school credit courses, employment readiness training and job development services. Preparation/transition services for advanced training and college studies are also integrated into program services. Incentivized service learning and paid work-based learning experiences are available through the on-site entrepreneurship program The Supa Fresh Youth Farm, as well as with other businesses and organizations. The OHDC YouthSource Program is funded by Worksystems, Inc. through a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor: Equal Opportunity Employer. Auxiliary aides and service are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
Service Area - Southeast Washington County
To qualify you must be:
AND--Have One or More Barriers to Employment:
*Must meet federal poverty guidelines. Some exceptions apply.
~Interested youth must attend an orientation, fill out an application and schedule an eligibility interview to enroll.
~Call Brenda Avila at 503-208-7388 to apply. Yo hablo español.
Program ElementsWe are a free program that serves youth in Southeast Washington County to help them identify and pursue their career goals. Our focus is to support youth academically, to provide pre-employment training and work-based learning opportunities, develop life skills, and to offer training and support to help them transition successfully to college, training or employment after completing high school. Additionally we seek to provide a safe and positive place for youth that will contribute to their overall well-being.
Our Services Include:
Career-Related Learning Experiences
High School Elective Credit
Career Guidance & Counseling
Service Learning in our Youth Farm
Job Search Assistance
Job Interview Workshops
CPR/1st Aid Training
Food Handler’s Training
Financial Literacy Training
Computer Literacy Training
Scholarship Application Assistance
Fun! Camping, BBQs, Art Projects