We Provide the Skills Youth Need to Succeed

Making a difference is one of KYJO’s core values, which is why we ensure that residents leave our program equipped for success.

To do so, we offer job skills development, life skills development, mental health services (including anger management), ID services, and college preparation and/or enrollment (based on age). Many of the youth we work with have experienced broken homes, substance abuse, physical or emotional abuse, sex trafficking, and more. We want these kids to know there is a better life waiting for them – and we want to teach them how to live it.

In our Life Skills program, each KYJO resident receives an individualized care plan, as well as coaching from a life skills mentor who prepares the resident for life after our program. Utilizing the Casey Life Skills Assessment, we develop personalized programs for each resident age 12 and older. These programs develop skills in several key areas, including (but not limited to):

  • Goal setting.
  • Time management.
  • Work preparation.
  • College development.
  • Self-care.

Our residents also participate in a variety of extracurricular programs and activities, including cooking classes, etiquette lessons, job application and mock interview workshops, and college campus tours.

As they participate in our Life Skills program, residents elevate their opinion of themselves and their capabilities. By the time they leave KYJO, each resident is enrolled in school and able to possess a California ID, a job, a bank account, and (most importantly) hope for their future.

After being placed at KYJO, our residents are truly prepared for a better way of life!

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For more information on our services, please contact Taylor Ashby.

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