Yippie job training program seeks applicants

By From page A6 | August 20, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Teens and young adults who seek real-world work experience are encouraged to apply for the Yippie Foundation’s youth job training program academy.

The program consists of 11 months of job readiness education, a six-month paid internship at the Yippie Yogurt shop in Fairfield, mentoring and two months of job placement support, according to a release about the academy.

Applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 24, meet low-income requirements and have no employment history. Applications are available at the yogurt shop at 1955 W. Texas St., No. 4, and online at www.YippieYogurt.org. They are due by 5 p.m. Aug. 29.

Yippie is an acronym for Youth Initiating Professional Preparedness In Employment. For more information, call 208-0853 or send an email to [email protected]

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Glen Faison

Glen Faison

Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He previously worked as a reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the San Joaquin Valley for 20-plus years. His experience includes time as editor of the Golden Eagle, a military paper serving the Lemoore Naval Air Station. He graduated from Fresno State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and bleeds Bulldogs red. He is an avid fan of the NFL's Washington team, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He's a member of the Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Rotary Club and a board member for the Solano County Library Foundation. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.

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  • JimboAugust 20, 2014 - 3:35 pm

    I love the idea of places mentoring youth to be better employees on their career paths. Never would have visited a yogurt shop, but will make a point to now.

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