Youth Programs

Empower, Educate & Encourage
The most vulnerable youth and families.

Youth Application

Youth are our Focus and Future

In LA County 1:6 Youth are "Disconnected "from education and employment

Youth Employment Programs

Our focus is to level the playing field and introduce our youth to new and emerging careers. One is the exciting world of AI (artificial intelligence) with our partner AIEDU (Website: )

We incorporate 21st Century Job Skills certifications, leadership training and support from career mentors for our 6 week immersive cohort job training.

Youth Application

Youth Application

LA County Department of Mental Health Partner

Project Joy is a LA County Department of Mental Health partner under the Transforming LA Pilot Project for 2021
Our focus is mental health prevention and workforce development for transitional age youth (ages 16-25).

Youth Employment Programs

Equity and Justice Advocacy

We provide a safe space and nurturing learning environment where youth are free to explore their feelings, range of emotions, step into leadership and work with mentors to focus their energy on creative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues. Our youth social justice group meets quarterly. 

Youth Application

Pop-up baby boutique

Project Joy is honored to be part of “the village” and offers a pop up baby boutique every quarter in the Antelope Valley as it’s contribution to the wellbeing of children and families. We provide free diapers, new clothing and essential baby supplies to reduce stress and help birthing families as they welcome home their new bundle of joy.

The boutique is free of charge to those who qualify and join our community “The Village”. 

Qualified members can visit and shop for free at the boutique once before giving birth and once after giving birth. 


We provide college scholarships for resilient youth who have overcome extreme odds to graduate from high school and enter college.

We partner with Lockheed Martin where we engage youth through personal interaction and career exposure to industry leaders. Events include TAY Career Day and Lunch with Lockheed employees

Success Story

We empower youth to pursue not only jobs but their passions and dream. We are so proud of our employment program youth who never give up on themselves and believe all things are possible.  
Let’s celebrate our youth participant. He achieved one of his goals and worked the runway at New York Fashion Week. Bravo! 

Programs to Empower Educate & Encourage
The most vulnerable youth and families.

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