For almost 50 years, the Conejo Youth Employment Service (CYES), a non- profit organization, has been coaching high school and college students how to plan for their future by helping define their skill set, develop short term and long term goals, develop a resume, practice job interview skills and direct how to get a job. Through free workshops and one-on-one support, CYES provides critical help to Conejo Valley youth regardless of ethnic, religious or economic backgrounds.
CYES is active with other community organizations to provide youth workshops regarding drug and alcohol abuse, and for 11th grades students, coordinating community internship training for local employer jobs.
CYES has expanded services to include working with other community groups for the Harvest Food Recovery Program that now has 40 volunteers picking up and distributing donated food from individuals and local provider organizations to 80 needy families (about 280 people) in the Conejo Valley. Many of these families have youths participating in CYES workshops or job coaching.
CYES is completely dependent on the financial support from generous individuals and businesses to keep all of the services provided free to these young people and their families.