YES Grand ReopeningCosta Mesa, CA (September 23, 2013) — After serving over 28,000 Orange County youth during the past twenty years, the YES building in Costa Mesa has a new look. With larger workspaces, new areas for connected workstations and redesigned meeting rooms, YES, a non-profit organization that links youth and employers in Orange County has enhanced its ability to help young people acquire job-hunting skills and find jobs. “We are very grateful to the many people who made this new YES remodel possible,” exclaimed Kathy Du Vernet, YES Executive Director. She continued, “The renovation led by Hoag Hospital, was only possible through the efforts of an amazing group of volunteers from the companies involved.” Click here to read the full release.
YES Youth Success Story
Keilah, a 20-year-old from Santa Ana came to YES in 2012. At the time she says “I was struggling a lot financially. I needed to pay for school and support myself. I was applying everywhere and not getting any hits. My mentor told me about YES, we went there and I am where I am now because of her and because of you guys! I’m in my own apartment. I have a car. I work at Goodwill and Aaron Brothers. I am totally self-supporting!”
Aisha, an 18 year-old from Huntington Beach, came to YES in January of 2012. At the time she was taking adult education classes only 12 hours a week and did not have a job. Now Aisha is working as a sales person at Sunglass Hut. Her supervisor loves her! She now works 30 hours a week, is taking more classes than before at adult school, and is on track to earn her high school diploma. To learn more about her story, click here.
Marjaneh joined the YES Program in August of 2011. In November, she attended a Starbucks workshop event where students were invited to come and learn how to get hired at Starbucks. The YES team made sure students dressed-up and brought their resumes. Several students were hired at Starbucks right after that workshop, including Marjaneh. To learn more about her story, click here.