westcoastchildrenclinic_logoYouth Advocate Fellows in the Youth Advocate Program are current and former dependents of Alameda County foster care and juvenile probation (ages 18-21) whose work involves trainings for Child Welfare Workers, panel discussions and focus groups, policy feedback on subcommittees and workgroups, direct youth outreach projects, and participation in Team Decision Making Meetings and Transitional Living Conferences.

Youth Advocate Program is a three-year employment training program that integrates professional development opportunities with on-the-job experience within the context of the work performed for the Department of Child and Family Services.

Fellows also receive a rigorous training curriculum, on-the-job coaching, individual goal planning, supportive services, and help pursuing educational goals.

In order to apply for the position, eligible young people must attend a mandatory Information Sessions to learn more about the program and get an application:

  • June 30th, 1-4pm, 
  • July 2nd, 1-4pm
  • July 8th, 9am-12pm

All Information Sessions held at: WestCoast Children’s Clinic, 3301 E. 12th Street, Ste. 259 Oakland, CA 94601 (In the Fruitvale Plaza by Fruitvale BART)

For more details about information sessions and eligibility requirements, download this flyer.

Visit YAP on facebook. The fellowship announcement is also available on the YAP website.

Source: YAP, June 26, 2014