The Youth Employment Services (YES) Program is a job training program for low-income or high-risk 16 to 19 year old teens residing in Santa Clarita. The City of Santa Clarita partners with businesses and agencies in the community for job training opportunities for teens. The goal of the program is to provide youth with employment, work readiness and leadership development. 

Teens who participate in the program gain valuable work experience, develop job skills and build their self-esteem and confidence. Since 1991, the City of Santa Clarita has provided local teens with employment, work readiness and leadership development through the Youth Employment Services (YES) program. 

How does YES work? 

Teens apply online and are interviewed and hired by the City of Santa Clarita. Successful applicants are placed at local job sites for 8 to 12 weeks and earn minimum wage. They are also required to attend three skill-building sessions to increase employability while in the program. The YES Program staff works closely with worksite supervisors to help participants establish a good work ethic and develop their skills. Teens who successfully complete the program receive a certificate of completion. 

For more information call Xochitl Camarena, Community Services Coordinator at (661) 290-2294 or xcamarena@santa-clarita.com