Since graduating from OFY in 2010, Korinna had been working as a hair and makeup stylist, hoping to break into the entertainment industry. But after her experience with the leopard, she soon enrolled in Santa Monica College to begin her path to a new career. As a first-generation college student, she struggled to support herself financially, splitting her time between working a full time job and studying into the early morning. But her hard work paid off and she will transfer to Humboldt State to study Wildlife Management and Conservation in the fall.
Summer school offers a great opportunity to retake a class for a better grade, catch up on credits, or take a fun elective. However, many students are averse to the idea of losing opportunities to travel, work a summer job, or play on with a sports team. Options For Youth’s FREE summer school program offers all of the above opportunities without sacrificing the freedoms of summer. Below are just a few of the benefits OFY offers.
The safety and welfare of our students and staff is our highest priority. We recently completed testing of the drinking water at all OFY locations and are happy to announce that final results are within safe limits as established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Zac, an OFY graduate turned OFY Marketing Intern, has been hard at work. One of his recent projects was to create a video highlighting Options For Youth’s many international and domestic trips. Having been to Italy with OFY himself, Zac understood these trips—to places such as Cuba, China, Washington D.C., and many more—are something most […]
Options For Youth is holding a contest and we want you to enter! The Engineering Design Challenge will require students to work in teams and put their skills to the test to build something amazing. To get you excited about this project, we created a fun video for you starring an OFY alumni, Zac Shirk. […]
Emilee (on the left) and her friend Marilyn volunteering at the Ontario Fire Department’s open house during the fall of 2016. They talked with the local community about firefighting and helped educate people on fire safety. Although keeping with family tradition as a third generation firefighter, alongside her father and grandfather, Emilee is breaking tradition […]
OFY alumnus Zac is living proof that hard work, dedication, and positivity can lead to great opportunities. Zac’s passion is storytelling through illustration and animation. His unique designs and illustrations have demanded the attention of famous brands and have opened many doors. In 2014, Zac posted his own fan art of the characters of the Disney […]
SAN BERNARDINO – When Luz Garcia came to Options for Youth last August, the 18-year-old journalist didn’t speak a lick of English. Wednesday, June 1, more than 1,000 people will be listening to Garcia speak – in English — at the Options graduation ceremony at the Ontario Convention Center. She will be walking with 34 […]
Spring is in full swing and June is fast approaching which means graduation season is here. Last year the state of California graduated 397,871 seniors and that number is only expected to rise this year. Students all over the US will be getting their diploma and entering a new chapter of their lives. As commencement […]
This week, OFY alum, Braxton Turner, shares his struggle with finding a high school that was the right fit for him, and how it happened in a totally unexpected way. As a true advocate for educational choice, Braxton believes (and we agree!) that every student has a unique story, and every student deserves a quality […]