Conejo Youth Employment Services Welcomes New President, John Havey

Conejo Youth Employment Services (CYES) has been helping youth in the Conejo Valley for decades.  John Havey has been volunteering his time working with young adults at the organization for several years. In the fall of 2014 John joined the board of trustees as President.

CYES has been working with teens in an exciting new program that started in 2014 – the Community Internships Training Youth (CITY).  This program includes partnerships with Greater Conejo Chamber of Commerce, CLU, Conejo Unified School District and Conejo Recreation and Park District.  Local businesses and non-profits have internship positions for the youth lasting 6 weeks in the summer.

This valuable program teaches them job skills and gives them a chance to “try on” the jobs to see if they would like to work towards a career in those fields.  CYES’ role in this partnership is to work with the youth in preparing resumes and job interview skills.  Since 2014 this program has more than doubled in size.

CYES has also begun helping disadvantaged youth with food and clothing.  There is a growing need for volunteers at the organization both to work with the teens and board of trustees.  If you are interested in volunteering with CYES, please contact them at 805 496-6868. 

Youth employment referral service is for ages 14 – 22.  CYES offers free job search assistance and referrals, including employment counseling and pre-employment skills training workshops. Youth can be hired to assist with computers, office work, moving, housework, and yard work.

CYES is located in Suite 207 at the Community Conscience “Under One Roof” Human Services Center building.

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