Madera Skills 4 Success
“The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow.” – Nelson Mandela
Since 2000 Kings View has been providing youth services in Madera County. The Kings View Ready, Set, Go! (RSG!) Program operated from 2000-2016 serving in and out of school youth with work readiness instruction and paid work experience. For ten years RSG! operated an Independent Living Program for foster youth.
When the contract for RSG! concluded in 2016, the program became known as Kings View Skills4Success (S4S). Since then, S4S has continued to serve high school aged youth in Madera County.
S4S ran a very successful alcohol and drug prevention and intervention program (AOD) for Madera Unified School District for 18 months called Project 4 Success (S4S). In 2016, S4S began the Kings View Youth Empowerment Program providing mental health early intervention and prevention. In 2017 S4S started to provide foster youth work experience.
Today, Kings View Skills4Success comprises of the Youth Empowerment Program and Foster Youth Services. The Youth Empowerment Program focuses on promoting mental health awareness and providing peer support groups to high school students. Foster Youth Services focus on providing work readiness skills and work experience to youth in the foster care system.
To provide students and young adults the knowledge, skills, and abilities that will help them make positive decisions in their lives. We believe our youth can overcome obstacles and build profound resiliency when faced with adversity. We have a passion in advocating for the youth and providing the services necessary to propel them forward towards a brighter future.