Second Chance youth programs are focused on helping local youth overcome neglect,
abuse, criminal backgrounds, addiction and other generational barriers to achieving self-sufficiency.

STRIVE future leaders

The STRIVE Future Leaders Reentry Project breaks down barriers faced by court-involved youth by helping them attain professional certifications, life skills and educational opportunities.

Second Chance YOUTH GARDEN

The Second Chance Youth Garden is a six-week program combining hands-on urban farming and classroom learning.  Youth earn a weekly stipend and gain job readiness skills.


The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act Youth Program provides occupational skills training and credentials and supportive services to out-of-school youth living in City Heights, Barrio Logan and Southeast San Diego

Youthful Offender Rehabilitation Program

Youthful Offender Rehabilitation Program (YORP) meets the needs of the county’s most severe and chronic juvenile offenders by using evidence-based curricula and cognitive behavioral interventions to rehabilitate youth inside the East Mesa and Kearny Mesa Juvenile Detention Facilities.