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Job Readiness Program


Job Readiness Program

The Yippie Foundation is accepting student applications for its Job Readiness Program which begins on September 10, 2013. The three-month program will provide job readiness training, financial education and career development classes to qualified applicants, ages 16-24 who live in Fairfield or Suisun City.

Twenty chosen participants will receive three months of weekly career development, financial education and job readiness training classes.  Yippie students also earn their CPR certificate, First Aid certificate and Food Handler’s License, weekly dinners, Fairfield bus passes and receive up to a $125 stipend for completing the education program. Applicants must be low-income. Interested youth can get an application at the Fairfield Yippie Yogurt® shop, 1955 West Texas Street #4, download at www.YippieYogurt.org or pick one up at the Fairfield or Suisun public libraries.

Completed applications must be returned to the Yippie Yogurt Shop at 1955 West Texas Street, #4, Fairfield, CA  94533. The deadline for applying is before p.m. on Friday, August 16, 2013.  Incomplete, late or emailed applications will not be considered. “When you graduate from the three month educational Yippie Job Readiness Program, you will have a stronger resume and more confidence to apply for any entry-level job and a network of supportive adults. You will be in a better position to compete and be successful in today’s difficult job market. You also will be eligible to apply for an additional 6-month paid Yippie Job Training Internship Program to work in the new Yippie Yogurt job training shop if your graduating points are high enough,” explains Yippie President Sherilyn Henry.

If you are accepted into the Yippie Job Training Internship Program to work at Yippie Yogurt®, you will also be accepted into the Yippie Mentoring Program. You will be assigned a mentor from the business community and meet twice a month for six months with your mentor to continue your educational, vocational and financial plans. 

Mentors are needed and can download the mentor application at www.YippieYogurt.org

For more information, please contact Sherilyn Henry at 707-208-0853 or Sherilyn.Henry@YippieYogurt.org.
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