HCAP - Youth Services
Youth Services Education Program
The Youth Services Education Program helps youth 14 to 21 years of age complete their high school education. The program offers classes for both out-of-school and in-school youth. Classroom attendance allows them to gain life skills that will enable them to become productive community members and increase their employability. At the end of the program year, students who successfully complete the program receive their high school equivalency diploma in a graduation ceremony. In 2006, thirty-four students received their high school diplomas through the Youth Services Program with proud and wildly cheering family members and friends in attendance.
Youth Services Employment Program
This program provides job training and placement for out-of-school and in-school youth, 14 to 21 years of age and is an optimum follow-up to our Youth Services Education Program. It also offers competency-based readiness skills prior to employment. The program also provides leadership skills training, occupational training, cultural awareness, and on-going individual and group counseling. Using program resources, students are able to explore various employment options before and after receiving their high school diplomas. In 2006, the Youth Services Employment Program helped fifty-eight students join O'ahu's workforce.