Orange County Youth Center

Youth Hikers

The Orange County Youth Center (OCYC) began approximately 42 years ago, when the City of La Habra began to operate workforce development programs for youth and adults under the Manpower Development and Training Act, a United States federal law enacted in 1962 to train workers and provide them with employment. Workforce Development laws may have changed throughout the 42 years, but the City of La Habra has remained constant in the delivery of employment and training programs. Beginning in 2004, the City of La Habra began exclusively providing services to at-risk youth, ages 17-24, from funding under the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), through a grant administered by the Orange County Workfoce Development Board (OCDB). In 2012, John Muir Charter School joined the OCYC as an on-site partner providing an accredited high school diploma completion program to youth ages 16-25. If attending school full time is not a possibility, the OCYC added CalPac as a partner in 2018. CalPac’s Pathways Academy offers students 19 to 24 a chance to earn their accredited high school diploma online at their own pace.

Current Unemployment Rates:

United States 4.6%; California 7.3%; Orange County 4.7%; Los Angeles County 10.1%; Riverside County 6.3%; San Bernardino County 6.3%; City of La Habra 5.2%

The Orange County Youth Center is a proud partner of America's Job Center of California network.
This WIOA Title I financially assisted program or activity is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. If you need special assistance to participate in this program, call (562) 383-4227, or the TTY at 711, or (800) 735-2922. Please call 48 hours in advance to allow the Youth Center to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this program.