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 Resource Fair Aims to Help Kids Help Themselves

​The San Diego County Office of Education hosted a resource fair for Juvenile Court and Community Schools (JCCS) students yesterday.

The event brought together community partners and resources to over 60 high school juniors and seniors from the JCCS work-readiness program at Camp Barrett and JCCS community day schools. The students were able to obtain information on job placement, housing, college, career-technical education and certification, internships, and more.

The event also included cooking demonstrations from Regional Occupational Program (ROP) culinary arts students from JCCS who have taken advantage of the work-readiness program and are now working or interning at local Marriott Hotels.

“The fair was designed to provide our JCCS seniors with the information they need to succeed beyond high school,” said Justin Littrell, a school counselor with the work-readiness program at Camp Barrett. “Being able to make the linkages to employment opportunities, career possibilities, college, and other types of training is helping these kids prepare for their future.”

This Resource Fair is a collaboration between the work-readiness program, County of San Diego Probation, JCCS ROP Culinary Arts, San Diego City Schools’ TRACE program, San Diego Workforce Partnership, San Diego City College, Palomar College, Job Corps, YMCA, and many more.


JCCS student Emilio Vanegas cooks lunch for the vendors at the JCCS resource fair.