School To Work Programs
The Job Corps is the nation's largest and most comprehensive residential education and job training program for at-risk youth, ages 16 through 24. An excellent resource for kids who want to "get back on track" and employers who want to support them.
Started in 1981 at Chabot Community College in Hayward, California, the program has since expanded to 4 middle schools, 38 high schools and 65 community colleges throughout the state.
Puente staff train middle school, high school and community college instructors and counselors to implement a program of rigorous instruction, focused academic counseling, and mentoring by members of the community. Puente's staff training programs have benefited approximately 300,000 students across the state.
Puente is open to all students.
NOVA Youth Employment is used in conjunction with public access kiosks and links Silicon Valley employers with job-seekers.
This site from the U.S. Department of Labor will help you locate resources where you can search for jobs opportunities and training in your state.
Sharing school resources with the full community rather than letting them lay fallow is a no-brainer.