Rotary Club of Arcata Sunrise is offering a new opportunity for youth in the community

ARCATA, Calif. (KIEM)- The Rotary Club of Arcata Sunrise has partnered up with the Arcata Police Department to offer a new opportunity for youth in the community.

Using funds secured through the District 5150 Matching Grant, the organization is able to offer seven paid internships aimed at homeless and foster youth ages 16-24.

The internship will help with building a resume and interviewing skills, help get the necessary documents to apply for a job and money for clothing and transportation if needed.

A juvenile diversion counselor from Arcata Police will provide guidance, support and case management for the youth in the program.

“These kids don’t have people on their team,” said Crystal Perez, the Juvenile Diversion Counselor for the Arcata Police Department. “So we are trying to create that team for them and have these kids who maybe don’t have a community, plug them back into the community.”     

The Rotary Club of Arcata Sunrise is looking for local businesses to participate. So, if you are a business or youth wanting to be a part of this internship program you can call Crystal Perez at (707) 825-2538.