Santa Monica Community Youth Program

Santa Monica Community Youth Program

Operating within the City of Santa Monica and targeted area high schools, this program provides career planning services, job search assistance and work experience to Opportunity Youth. SMCYP assists youth to reach educational goals through internships and intensive coaching and case management and overcoming barriers to employment.

Program Benefits

If you are a low-income Santa Monica youth facing challenges getting back to school, obtaining a High School diploma or GED, enrolling in college, on probation, or are unemployed, we can help. Santa Monica Community Youth Program provides career-planning services, job search assistance, paid work experience and employment opportunities to youth ages 16 to 24.

Career Development Services:

  • Resume building and interview coaching
  • Career success workshops
  • Skill and interest assessments
  • Career planning in growing professions
  • Paid work experience
  • Employment opportunities

Educational Support:

  • College or Vocational School exploration
  • GED and High School completion options


    The program is open to opportunity youth, ages 16-24 attending Santa Monica High School, Olympic High School or residents of the City of Santa Monica.

    You may also fill out the application below and submit it to your nearest office or send it to 


        West Los Angeles AJCC WorkSource Center

        Come visit us during our drop-in hours:

        Thursdays from 3pm to 7pm
        Virginia Avenue Park Recreation Center
        2200 Virginia Ave.
        Santa Monica, CA 90404