SEMINARS - WORSHOPS
Pinkard Youth Institutes offers seminars and workshops for Ventura County high school students. The programs include SUMMER INTERNSHIP, AFRICAN AMERICAN ENRICHMENT Pinkard Youth Institute ACADEMY and support for the BLACK COLLEGE TOUR to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
African American Enrichment Program
PYI, in partnership with California State University, Channel Islands (CSUCI) and Oxnard Union High School District (OUHSD), sponsors an African American Enrichment Academy for 10th - 12th-grade students. The enrichment academy is a week-long summer experience.
Students explore career options, the dynamics of campus life firsthand and the skills necessary to work in groups. They complete college-level coursework and earn 2 1/2 units of elective high school credit.
Ventura County high school students where they work in local agencies, business and organizations to learn workplace etiquette and employment expectations.
Heart for the Youth
The goal of the program is to give students an opportunity to experience the work environment in various businesses and the requirements of the work environment. They learn how to get along with other employees and the importance of working as a team. Interns work in locations throughout the county such as the River Ridge Golf Course, government offices, PAL Club, recreation departments, and St. John’s Medical Center.