October 2010 Issue Summer Youth Employment Program Bulletin On October 1, 2010 Asian American Drug Abuse Program (AADAP) recognized the accomplishments of the 2010 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) participants by holding a graduation ceremony for 79 youth. 2010 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds which are passed through to L.A. County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) via California Department of Social Services (CDSS). During the summer months, youth ranging in age from 14-21 were placed in subsidized work experience in a variety of industries with their salaries paid by the pro- gram. The Asian American Drug Abuse Program’s (AADAP) mission is to “Change Lives and Save Families” with their programming and services. Their mission and efforts shaped the SYEP this summer. They were able to aid eligible youth in attaining support services to obtain and sustain employment at various worksites which provided a vast range of experiences for the youth. Karen was able to gain industry specific expertise and pro- As the SYEP services and outreach came to a close, ficiency that served as a decisive factor in gaining perma- AADAP took the time to celebrate the milestones of nent employment. Shaquanda was able to learn about the work experience and program completion that the health and wellness and be a community leader and activ- Youth obtained this summer. The closing ceremony for ist by spreading awareness to the community. Maria the SYEP was held by AADAP on Friday October 1, brought a rush of emotions to those present with her tale 2010. The Ceremony highlighted the youth experience, of learning about work ethic, the importance of dressing worksite supervisor advice, and certificate dissemina- appropriately, being productive, and how her earnings tion by the Los Angeles County’s Community and Sen- helped contribute to her family’s well being. Lastly, Timo- ior Services department for both the youth and the par- thy’s work with children sparked an interest in continuing ticipating worksites. The ceremony was followed by an his education plans by looking towards a Social Justice hour of refreshments and delectable Asian dishes. Career path after being mentored by his worksite environ- ment. Though shy and timid at first, youth speakers took the podium to share their work experience and what they This graduation proved to be a success for all who were gained during their participation in the SYEP. Some involved in making it happen, especially to every single memorable moments came from Karen Dickson, placed youth who made it through despite all the hardships they at ACE Attorney Services worksite; Shaquanda Frazier, have endured. placed at Black Women for Wellness; Maria Pasasin, placed at AADAP’s Youth & Family Programs; and Timothy Farfan, placed at Ladera Park. L.A County CSS congratulates all youth, worksites, and AADAP on their enormous success during summer 2010! H ats Off to the 2010 AADAP Grad uates! Khristina Aimery Jazmin Loza Brandi Arnold Jenelle Mascardo Asmik Asatyan Marnelle Mascardo Krist Asatyan Shantel McKay Suzanna Asatyan D enisha Metcalf Precious Belt Shannon Mills Indio Bond Tatyana Parker Ashley Brow n Maria Pasasin Chalese Campbell Georgina Perez Special Thanks to all the Employers! Joshua Charles Lanicia Pope AAD AP Zelma Cole Marcus Pope AAD AP-Olympia Academy Ashley D epaz Tanqueray Preston AAD AP-Out Patient Unit Karen D ickson Teven Price AAD AP-Treatment Center Shaw nquil D unlap Jeanette Quarker AAD AP-Youth & Family Program Community Prevention Timothy Farfan Mary Quarker ACE Attorney Services Shaqina Frazier Keshanna Rice All People's Christian Center Shaqw an Frazier Rhashied Robinson Big Time Telephone Services Jashaun Gamble Wendy Rosales Black Women For Wellness Jazmine Gamble Brianna Sanders Crenshaw Montessori Academy N ereida Garcia Sabreeya Sanford Arielle Harvey D PSS D arrell Sheradd D iamond Henning Ladera Park Christopher Starks Marcus Herron Living Advantage Aw taysha Tate D ai Vaughnte Hilbert Lucy Florence Coffee & Cultural Center Llyod Thomas Shamoria Jackson Lula Washington D ance Theatre N atroya Walker Porshia Johnson Personal Involvement Center Adrian West Tarah Johnson Rozeroom Hospice Andrea West Ashley Jones Southern California Public Library Tyshun Williams Lanette Jones YMCA - Weingart June Young D 'Angela Kelly Los Angeles County Summer Youth Employment Program is operated by Los Angeles County D epartment of Public Social Services (D PSS), Community and Senior Services and all seven Workforce Investment Boards in Los Angeles County w ith funding from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Pages to are hidden for
"Summer Youth Employment Program Bulletin"Please download to view full document