Services for Marin County Youth
Employment and training services are available to Marin County youth ages 14 to 21 who are low income, have a disability, in foster care, pregnant or parenting, on public assistance, in the juvenile justice system, behind in school or needing further assistance to obtain employment. Marin youth can get help to remain in school or return to school, learn how to get jobs, keep jobs and progress in their careers. Services provided to eligible youth include:
- Tutoring, study skills training and instruction
- Alternative education
- Summer employment when linked to academic and occupational learning
- Paid and unpaid work experience
- Occupational skills training
- Leadership development
- Supportive services
- Adult mentoring
- Follow-up services
- Comprehensive guidance and counseling
The Marin Employment Connection (MEC) partners with the Marin County Office of Education (MCOE) to provide these employment services to youth both in and out of school. For more information call MCOE at 415.472.4110
Job seekers 14 and older are also welcome to visit MEC’s Career Resource Center.
Marin Youth Ecology Corps (MYEC)
The Marin Youth Ecology Corps (MYEC) is one of many examples of Marin County initiatives to engage local youth. In conjunction with Conservation Corps North Bay, at-risk Marin County youth between the ages of 16-24, complete 8 weeks of paid conservation work. This invaluable work experience empowers the participants with job readiness skills in a fun, stimulating and educational atmosphere. The program is one of several county initiatives that engage youth and impart appropriate workplace behaviors essential to retaining employment.
Check out the video below that provides some highlights of the summer experience:
Youth Working for Change (YWC)
Youth Working for Change (YWC) is a job-readiness program for Marin County youth sponsored by the Marin County Probation Department and operated via the MEC. The goal of the program is to promote employment as an opportunity for youth involved with the juvenile justice system who are interested in making changes in their lives. The experience of employment can help provide the self-confidence and direction that many of these youth can use to turn their lives around.
Check out the video for more information on the program: