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 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). 
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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.  



Internship  Program
Ventura County high school students where they work in local agencies, business and organizations to learn workplace etiquette and employment expectations.



A Heart for Youth

“A Heart for Youth” is the Pinkard Youth Institute (PYI) annual fundraiser in February to raise funds for the three major programs sponsored and/or supported by PYI: African American Enrichment Academy at CSUCI, Summer Internship Program and Black College Tour to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).  The event is a reception highlighting outstanding African American middle and high school students.  Students are nominated by their respective schools and a panel of judges select the winners in each level.  Presentations are made by the winning students.


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