Center staff work to connect students and families to community resources that will help them reach their highest educational potential.
School clothing and supplies are available for students who cannot purchase these items. Donations of gently used clothing are accepted.
A small contingency fund is maintained by the center to assist students with the purchase of items necessary for their academic success. Money is not available for household expenses such as rent or utilities. Food from the Backpack Food Program is distributed by the center coordinator.
Dropout prevention services such as short term case management for students and parents, home visits for high-risk students, and support for teen parents are available.
Alcohol and other drug abuse prevention activities such as the OC DRUG FREE club and drug free assembly programs are sponsored by the Youth Services Center. Intervention services for substance abuse and mental health issues are provided at OCHS by a mental health therapist from a local agency.
The Youth In Action Student Volunteer Program is sponsored by the center and provides various volunteer activities and recognition for the services of students. Volunteer opportunities for adults are also available. The Youth Services Center encourages parents and community members to be active at OCHS. Those interested in volunteering should call Kathy Gledhill at 274-3366 ext 412 or email her at email@example.com
The Friends of Rachel group is sponsored by the center and meets after school. The purpose of the group is to prevent bullying and to encourage acts of kindness in our school. Students from the group go to the elementary schools to present anti-bullying programs.
A directory of part-time and summer jobs for students is available at the center.
An email newsletter containing listings of school events is available for parents and students. Those interested in receiving this should call Kathy Gledhill at 274-3366 ext 412 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Youth Services Center sponsors the Eagles of the Week and Faculty Spotlight programs.