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20/21 Foster Youth Initiative AmeriCorps Program

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The Child Abuse Prevention Center


Join the CA Foster Youth Initiative AmeriCorps Program! Become a Mentor. Change the lives of foster youth.

CA Foster Youth Initiative is a CAVolunteers-funded statewide program administered by the Child Abuse Prevention Center. The program is designed to increase academic engagement and achievement; life skills and technology; college, career, and workforce readiness; and leadership and placement stability for foster youth.

The Youth Mentor AmeriCorps Member will guide foster youth to build skills necessary for a successful transition to adulthood. The Member will provide life skills support, mentoring, workshops, and activities to support foster youth. The member will provide academic assistance and financial literacy lessons. The member will complete assessments and monthly data requirements.

Benefits of joining AmeriCorps include: living allowance, education award upon successful completion of service term, training, loan forbearance, interest accrual, health insurance if eligible, and child care subsidy if eligible.

CA Foster Youth Initiative service opportunities are available in the following CA counties:
Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Kern, Los Angeles, Madera, Monterey, Sacramento, San Mateo, Shasta, Siskiyou, Solono, Sonoma, Sutter, Tehama, Tulare, Yolo.

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About The Child Abuse Prevention Center


4700 Roseville Road, North Highlands, CA 95660, US

Mission Statement

Mission: To prevent child abuse, neglect and abandonment.


The Child Abuse Prevention Center is a state, national and international service, training, research and resources center dedicated to protecting children and building healthy families.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


4700 Roseville Rd. Ste. 102North Highlands, CA 95660



  • General Education
  • Mentoring
  • Financial Literacy
  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Case Work / Management




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 months-1 year, complete either 900 hours, 1200 hours, or 1700 hours

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