Youth Services

PRIDE’s youth services program helps youth with disabilities and those exiting foster care prepare for an independent adult life. These youth are often already at a disadvantage, and through this program, PRIDE provides individualized services and a mentoring relationship to help each individual address their unique educational and employment needs. Services include paid work experience, soft skills employment training, tutoring, employment placement assistance, and job coaching.

Services Provided

  • Assessment
  • Employment Preparation
  • Tutoring and assistance
  • Help to access community resources
  • Paid work experience
  • Customized job development services
  • Job placement
  • Job coaching


PRIDE works with several other youth-oriented organizations to ensure that individuals in the program have access to the full range of services they need, without duplicating services. Our partners include:

• Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento
• Placer County Department of Education
• Sacramento County Office of Education
• CA Dept. of Rehabilitation



Our foster youth program is referred to as KEYS, which stands for The Kaleidoscope of Employment for Youth Success. The program, which launched in 2002, is a collaboration among the Placer County Office of Education Foster Youth Services, PRIDE Industries, the California Department of Rehabilitation and group homes. KEYS is designed to ensure successful outcomes for foster youth ages 16 to 19 who have significant barriers to successful employment.

“The guidance I received from Danielle and PRIDE’s youth services team will continue to help me when I attend college and build a career.”

Phoenix, a KEYS Program Participant

Eligibility Requirements

  • Reside in Placer County
  • Ages 17-21 years old and out-of-school
  • Ages 16-19 for KEYS
  • Income eligible
  • Face one or more qualifying hurdles such as drop-out, homeless, experience in foster care, disability, substance abuse, mental health, poor work history, or government assistance