E-mail: info@marinemployment.org    |    Phone: (415) 473-3300

Youth Services

Services for Marin County Youth

Employment and training services are available to both out-of school and in-school Marin County eligible youth between the ages of 14 to 21. Services provided 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

For more information or to find out if you are eligible for services, contact info@marinemployment.org or call 415.473.3300

Job seekers 14 and older are also welcome to visit MEC’s Career Resource Center.

County of Marin Career Explorers Program (CMCE)

The County of Marin Career Explorers Program (CMCE) was founded by Director of Probation Services Kevin Lynch and Former Social Services Division Director Racy Ming. CMCE, hosted and operated by the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services’ Marin Employment Connection (MEC), funded by the Marin County Probation Department and supported by the Marin County Human Resources Department has one main goal: to place youths from vulnerable situations into employment/internship opportunities and expose them to County government and its many career opportunities.

Specifically for CMCE, the main target for the program is youth between the ages of 16-22 either on probation or vulnerable to entering the probation system. CMCE also builds on the Marin County’s 5 Year Business Plan’s goal of developing a “world-class internship program by increasing the number of interns working in the county by 10% in the next two years.”

This past year's host sites included Marin County Human Resources Department and Marin County Parks.

For more information about the program, please contact Patricia Borrego, Social Services Manager at pborrego@marincounty.org.

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: