The Youth Program involves activities and services directed toward helping youth achieve academic and employment success. These services include work experience, work readiness, remedial education, tutoring, summer employment, alternative education, job shadowing, occupational skills training, leadership development, mentoring, counseling, support services, job placement and retention and follow-up services to low income youth 14 through 21 years of age.
The Girls Circle model is a structured support group for girls from 9 through 18 years of age. Girls Circle integrates relational theory, resiliency practices, and skills training in a specific format designed to increase positive connection, personal and collective strengths, and competence in girls. It aims to counteract social and interpersonal forces that impede girls’ growth and development by promoting an emotionally safe setting and structure within which girls can develop caring relationships and use authentic voices.
The Independent Living Program is open to current or former foster youth, 14 through 21 years of age, who were in foster care for at least six months. The goal of the Independent Living Program is to improve the success of foster youth transitioning into adulthood from the state’s foster care system. This program supports foster youth by helping to better prepare them for the challenges and opportunities ahead. Through the Independent Living Program, CAPECO works to provide these young adults with the assistance they need to thrive.