Youth Empowerment PROGRAM

SBCC’s Youth Empowerment Program (YEP)— In Partnership with LA Harbor College— provides an individualized program which assists young adults ages 16-24 residing in the Los Angeles Harbor region through mentoring and support services surrounding high school completion, higher education, job placement, financial aid, and other needs stemming from poverty, homelessness, and other complicated and unique life circumstances.

SBCC’s Youth Empowerment Program serves to leverage the gifts and talents of harbor youth; assisting to place them on a path towards sustained self-sufficiency


YEP provides assistance with the following:

  • High School Diploma recovery or GED/HiSet preparation

  • Intensive individual tutoring

  • College advising and preparation

  • Financial aid paperwork

  • College admissions 

  • Career assessment and exploration

  • Job readiness workshops

  • Transportation services

  • Personalized mentoring

  • Resume building

  • Job Search and placement

  • Financial support

Youth Empowerment Focus

The YEP program’s focus is to assist youth that have been out of school for 6+ months who are not currently enrolled in any educational program.  Assistance is also provided for in school youth who are currently enrolled at academic institutions who are struggling due to instability at home and/or from lack of access to supportive resources


"You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once but don't ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” Michelle Obama

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Phone 310.414.2090

Fax 310.414.2096