Youth Services

FCCP Youth Services focuses on providing at-risk and foster youth tools for success and self-sufficiency. This support is necessary to combat negative influences, provide positive role models, build professionalism and leadership qualities, and assist youth in goal setting for the future.  Below is a listing of the programs and services designed to build youth professional and leadership skills to enable them to live self-sufficient, productive lives.

 

Group mentoring:

Each week, groups of students in Rancho Cordova schools participate in mentoring with trained volunteer mentors. These mentors, with oversight from FCCP, lead youth in an evidence-based curriculum of discussions designed to reduce bullying, improve self-confidence, reduce acts of violence, and improve communication skills.  Youth in these programs are referred in by school counselors.  Funding for this program is provided by Rancho Cordova Community Block Grant Funds. 

Youth Leadership Council:

The Youth Leadership Council is run in conjunction with the Rancho Cordova Police Activities League. It is comprised of middle school and high school youth that work on “Making Rancho Cordova a better place!”  Throughout the year, the students attend bi-monthly meetings, volunteering and participating in activities around Rancho Cordova and planning and coordinating community events.  The Council strives to build youth leaders within Rancho Cordova who are connected to their local community.  Youth participating are required to maintain a minimum grade point average and volunteer many hours in the community. 

 Junior Achievement:

       FCCP Youth Services Americorps members facilitate and present Junior Achievement curriculum at area high schools and middle schools with primary focus on high risk youth. By facilitating modules including Career Exploration and Personal Finance our team assists with skill building activities leading to self-sufficiency for this at risk population.

Out of School Youth Program

       Focused on high risk young adults ages 18 to 24, this program assists participants with completing their high school diploma or equivalency and obtaining paid work experience in a career of their interest to increase employability.  The majority of participants are former foster youth.  Other participants may include youth who are parenting, basic skills deficient, with a disability, or English language learner.  FCCP administers this program in partnership with Folsom Cordova Unified School District’s Adult Education.  This endeavor is funded by Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act through Sacramento’s local workforce investment board, Sacramento Employment and Training Agency.

If you would like more information about FCCP’s youth services contact Cailen Woodward, Youth and Employment Development Manager CWoodward@TheFCCP.org, 916-294-9107 ext. 840507.