RIVERSIDE (CNS) - The Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Sept. 29 approved an additional $2 million for the Riverside County Youth Community Corps, allowing the program to expand in the face of overwhelming demand.
The Youth Corps was established by the board on Aug. 4 at the request of Supervisors Jeff Hewitt and Chuck Washington. It is modeled after AmeriCorps, the federally supported civil organization that promotes public
service work, mostly among college-age citizens.
The county program is geared to residents who are 16 to 24 years old, with the goal of placing them in paid internships to receive income and work experience amid the ongoing public health lockdowns keeping many businesses that might otherwise provide employment opportunities closed.
The program was originally intended t