Project Youth Orange County Bar Foundation
The April NCBF Member Spotlight shines on the Project Youth Orange County Bar Foundation. The focus of this Foundation is on keeping at-risk youth in school, healthy and drug-free through education, counseling, mentoring, and family strengthening.
Project Youth OCBF
Project Youth’s goal is to reach at-risk youth early and provide long-term solutions to the obstacles they face. This is accomplished by offering specialized services to help youth make positive and healthy life choices. For many of the youth they serve, this involves giving them a second chance to get back on the right path.
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The newest program of the PYOCBF is ICAN! Piloted last year, the response for support and interested students is growing quickly. This is a program that works with eligible high school students and young adults that are seeking alternatives to traditional college education. Students identify their vocational interests and complete career training at a designated trade school, technical institute, or community college vocational program. Orange County youth, ages 17 to 22, are eligible to participate if they are not planning to attend a 4-year college in the next two years. ICAN! participants receive 6-24 months of case management as they determine either aptitudes and the career field they are best suited for and prepare for success in their chosen vocation.
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The Foundation’s mission is to:
- Keep at-risk youth in school, healthy and drug-free through education, counseling, mentoring, and family strengthening.
Staff and Leadership
Project Youth OCBF’s Board of Directors is responsible for the overall governance and fiscal management of the agency. The 40-member board includes five officers and is comprised of Orange County’s top legal professionals and business leaders.