The Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) dedicates to providing peer support groups to the high school students and young adults of Madera County. Some of the topics that the program covers: anger management, suicide awareness, leadership and communication skills, depression and anxiety.
Our services are centered around a Wellness & Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) model for everyday living. WRAP works to identify the early warning signs and symptoms of mental illness and provide age appropriate tools to manage them. This program works to develop resources, life skills, strategies and support systems to improve their self-esteem and assist them in creating successful and mentally healthy lives. On-going referrals are received all year long.
Groups are scheduled two times a week at any of the following locations:
Madera High School
• Jairi Martinez
(559) 673-0166 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Madera South High School
• Sayra Romero-Ceja
(559) 573-8084 or email@example.com
Liberty High School
• Sayra Romero-Ceja (559) 573-8084 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kings View Skills4Success provides work readiness services and paid work experience for foster youth through the Madera County Superintendent of Schools and Madera Unified School District.
Youth are referred to Skills4Success by school district personnel. Students are taught using the Bring Your ‘A’ Game To Work curriculum developed by the Center for Work Ethic Development. Topics include Attitude, Attendance, Appearance, Ambition, Accountability, Acceptance, and Appreciation. Upon completion of the classes, students have the opportunity to earn a Certificate of Work Ethic Proficiency which is recognized nationwide.
Youth are also placed in paid work experience positions where they gain real life training and experience. Youth gain invaluable hands on experience that they can use in future jobs and list on their resumes as well. They also have the opportunity to earn a certification, life skills, and soft skills that will help them maintain and excel in their employment endeavors.
For further information contact us at (559) 675-0105