Life Skills & Supportive Services
Our youth engage in weekly life skills classes, which increase awareness and understanding of the resources that are available to them. Topics covered for our life skills curriculum include: physical/mental health, financial literacy, entreprenurship, and social advocacy. The Life Skills curriculum helps youth become actively engaged in the formation of self-determined goals to enhance their personal and professional development.
Additional support is provided to our participants by community members and alumni through our mentoring program, and our partnership with California State University, Los Angeles.
LA CAUSA maintains a partnership with MSW (Masters in Social Work) graduate students across the county so that our youth have access to counseling and case management services in addition to those provided by LA CAUSA staff. An average of two interns provide support to all students throughout the program year. Interns offer one-on-one and group counseling, linkage to resources, workshops and groups as well as working with administrators on program development and evaluation.