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Youth Networked Services

The transition to the adult world can be overwhelming. Many of these young adults lack the basic skills, experience, and resources essential for successful adulthood. In many cases, they are left to navigate the range of potential support, educational, and career-related services and opportunities available to them alone as they prepare for independent living.

Youth Networked Services connect youth to educational and career-related opportunities as they prepare for the next stage of independence.

Youth will gain access to Work Readiness Workshops, paid work experience, access to community resources, post-secondary education enrollment, vocational training, supported services, and cash incentives for program completion.

Youth Networked Services (YNS) provides educational and employment support to youth ages 16-24 that are seeking opportunities and meet Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) eligibility requirements.*

Are you eligible?

You are 16- 24 years old, live in Ventura or Santa Barbara County, and also face one of these circumstances:

  • Experiencing homelessness
  • Challenges with finishing high school
  • Pregnant or parenting
  • In or transitioning out of the foster care system
  • Past conviction
  • Documented disability
  • English Language Learner

Get in touch with a local YNS coordinator:

Ventura County

East County & Camarillo

Pierrette Authier

805.298.3507

Santa Paula, Fillmore, Piru

Marixza Juarez

805.302.2666

Ventura & Ojai

Jessica Gallardo

805.202.6887

*WIOA Title 1 financial assisted program or activity is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Equal Opportunity is the Law

The Workforce Development Board can give you technical assistance.  Please send your grievance or questions to:

Youth Networked Services is a local program funded by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014.

*WIOA Title 1 financial assisted program or activity is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Santa Barbara County:

Linda Hillman, Deputy Director, Equal Opportunity Officer

Santa Barbara County Workforce Development Board

130 East Ortega Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Care of:  Marco Medina, WDB Program Liaison, Equal Opportunity Officer 

(805) 884-6820

Ventura County:

Don Aguirre, Equal Opportunity Officer

County of Ventura, Human Services Agency

855 Partridge Drive

Ventura, CA 93003

(805) 477-5166

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