YES Roman Feast

COSTA MESA, CA  (March 25, 2014) — “It Takes Work”, the theme of the Youth Employment Service (YES) 40th Annual Roman Feast and Charity Auction highlights the role of the community in helping young people land that all-important first job.  On Friday, April 25th, this year’s Roman Feast will be held at one of Orange County’s most intriguing venues, the Chuck Jones Event Center by 24 Carrots in Costa Mesa’s SoCo Collection. Expected to attract more than 300 attendees, the 2014 Roman Feast provides attendees an opportunity to bid on one-of-a kind auction items, become a valued sponsor, and help empower Orange County youth.  Businesses are encouraged to contribute goods or services.  Festivities include dinner, dancing, and silent and live auctions with proceeds benefiting youngsters working to build the skills needed to secure meaningful employment.  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.


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"Here at Youth Employment Service, we seek to inspire our community’s youth to achieve their dreams." YES’ mission is to teach youth and young adults the job and life skills needed to secure and maintain meaningful employment, and to offer programs that help young people improve their employ-ability, career choices, and quality of life. Each year, hundreds of youth find good and meaningful jobs through YES.