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Youth Employment Services

YES students and staff

 

Mt. Diablo Youth Employment Services (YES) provides participants with continual service through a range of program options that help youth to reach their long-term goals. Core program elements include a Case Manager who is assigned to each participant and supports the youth to reach their educational and employment goals. The Case Manager refers the youth to services within the school district and in the community. 

Students will prepare for success by participating in work experiences, ongoing academic counseling, mental health services, summer employment opportunities, job shadowing, internships, and other workshops and trainings provided by Mt. Diablo YES. The Case Manager will continue to support the youth by providing follow-up services to increase the rate of job and/or college retention. 

Mt. Diablo YES serves Out-of-School youth as well. Out-of-School youth are youth who have either dropped out of high school or who have graduated and need additional assistance to reach their long-term employment goals. For eligibility requirements for Out-of-School youth, please contact Maryam Adalat at (925)-682-8000 ext. 3097.

View the YES program brochure

The Social Work Specialist that oversees the Youth Employment Services program manages the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) grant and is responsible for program development, managing staff, developing community partnerships, collaborating with district, community and county programs, and creating work based learning opportunities to support out of school youth. This social work specialist is responsible for developing systems of support to ensure youth obtain a high school diploma or its equivalence and for creating post-secondary pathways. The social work specialist trains staff and community partners around trauma informed practices, an empowerment model of support, evidenced based practices to ensure staff have the tools needed to support youth who have experienced, child abuse/neglect, sexual abuse, interpersonal violence, commercial sexual exploitation, mental health challenges, trauma and other social issues. 

Contact YES

Maryam Adalat, MSW, PPSC
Social Work Specialist
Youth Employment Services Coordinator
adalatm@mdusd.org

2730 Salvio Street
Concord, CA 94519

Phone: (925) 682-8000, Ext. 3097
Fax: (925) 566-6692