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Youth Employment Program (YEP)

At OCCTAC, we believe in empowering the future generation to achieve their dreams. Introducing the Youth Employment Program (YEP)—a transformative initiative in partnership with the City of Santa Ana's Workforce Development program.

Empowering Youth for Success

YEP is dedicated to serving Transitional Age Youth (16 – 24 years old) by providing them with a comprehensive array of opportunities and resources. From educational skills and job training to work experience and career counseling, YEP equips young individuals with the tools they need to thrive in the fields of Arts, Education & Technology. 

Who We Prioritize
YEP is committed to uplifting specific groups of youth who often face unique challenges. We prioritize: 

  • Foster Youth 

  • Homeless Youth 

  • Parenting Teens 

  • Students with Special Needs 

  • Youth who have dropped out of school 


Our Services, Their Success
All participants in the YEP program can expect to benefit from a wide range of valuable services, including: 

  • Academic & Career Counseling 

  • Adult Mentoring 

  • Case Management 

  • Leadership Development 

  • Literacy & Math Tutoring 

  • Paid Work Experience/Training 

  • Supportive Services 


Flexible Schedule for Individual Needs 
Activities within the YEP program are designed to cater to the specific needs and interests of each participant. We understand that every journey is unique, and our program structure reflects that understanding. 

Tomas Yep Participant 2024

Tomas Yep Participant 2024

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Yep participant Bio Video Adam 2024

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Yep Program 2024 Participant

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YEP Participant OCT 2021

YEP Participant OCT 2021

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Be Part of YEP

Discover the life-changing potential of OCCTAC's Youth Employment Program.

Requirements to Join
All necessary documents proving the requirements below must be presented during the interview process: 

  • Age between 16 & 24 years old 

  • Eligibility to work in the United States 

  • Santa Ana resident (exceptions may be considered based on need) 

  • Current TB Test 

For More Information and Registration
For inquiries and registration, please reach out to our program coordinator below.

Get In Touch

For inquiries about the Program, please don't hesitate to contact our dedicated team members: 

Andrea Magaña
Youth Employment Program (YEP)

T: 714-547-5468 Ext. 308

Equal Opportunity Policy

If you have any questions or concerns related to our Equal Opportunity Policy in connection to the YEP Program, please contact: 

Jennifer Sommers
Equal Opportunity Officer, City of Santa Ana  
20 Civic Center Plaza M-24, Santa Ana, CA 92701  
T: 714-647-5348  
TDD: 714-656-2669  
TTY: California Relay Service at 711 

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