Resources



OYP created resources geared toward helping youth and young adults navigate supportive services, education options, and career exploration.

For more information on these tools or for guidance on how best to use them, contact OYP’s Pathways Coordinator, Erica DiPietro at edipietro@kidsincommon.org.

OYP Network Map

A tool created for individuals and service providers who are looking for organizations that offer support for basic needs, stabilization, education, and employment. One might use this tool when working with a youth who is in need of extra support services. Click for PDF. Click for Link.


Secondary Reengagement Education Programs

A tool created for service providers to use with an individual who has been disconnected from secondary education, and is now looking to return to school and receive a high school diploma or GED. One might use this tool when discussing the differences between reengagement education programs, such as school schedules, dual enrollment options, and type of diploma received upon completion. Click for PDF. 


My Pathway

A tool created for service providers to use with an individual who is ready to begin the career exploration process.  One might use this tool to document the results from the career assessments, pathway options, obstacles, and career goals. Click for PDF. Click for Link.


8 Steps to Community College Enrollment

Tool used for explaining the 8 steps it takes to enroll in Community College. One might use this tool when talking with youth about the process of Community College enrollment and what each of the 8 steps means. Click for PDF. Click for Link.


Community College Support Programs

A tool created outlining all of the on-campus student support services available at Evergreen Valley, Gavilan, and San Jose City community colleges. One might use this tool when helping a young person decide on which community college would be the best fit for them. Click for Link.


Community College Certificate Programs

A tool created for service providers to use with youth who are interested in attending a certificate program through the Santa Clara County Community Colleges. One might use this tool when discussing the differences between each Community College, such as available programs, start dates, and campus supports.  Click for PDF. Click For Link.


Career Technical Education (CTE) Programs

A tool created for service providers to use with youth who are interested in obtaining postsecondary education outside of the traditional college setting. Similar to certificate programs offered at Community Colleges, CTE programs provide focused, short-term career training options. One might use this tool when discussing the differences between CTE programs, such as eligibility, start dates, and tuition costs. Click for PDF. Click for Link.


Education to Career Pathways

Tools designed to map out the necessary education and training steps needed to help youth achieve their career goals. A total of 19 Pathways have been created. One might use these tools once a young person has identified a career of interest, and they would like more information on required education, salary, and daily tasks.  Click for Link.