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Riverside Community College District: Youth Education Motivation Program (YEMP)

The Youth Education Motivation Program targets middle school youth and engages them in career exploration activities. The activities can include career fairs, career days, field trips to local businesses, a career exploration survey course, career technical education electives and after school programs and clubs. Businesses are involved in the activities, and a broad range of career choices are addressed with the aim of helping students begin to think about their future beyond school. Roles, procedures and typical costs for implementing the program are addressed. The program can be easily replicated and adapted to reach high school students as well.

For more information contact, Julie Pehkonen, Director CTE Projects, Riverside Community College District, Julie.Pehkonen@rdd.edu