Youth Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, and Employment! (YEEE!) is a summer youth workforce development program rooted in the belief that education is for liberation. YEEE! is San Mateo County’s largest youth employment program formed by a county-wide partnership of school districts, community-based organizations, and small businesses.
YEEE promotes economic development, civic engagement, career/industry awareness, and academic achievement among socio-economically disadvantaged youth in Daly City, South San Francisco, Half Moon Bay, San Bruno, Redwood City, and North Fair Oaks. In its second year of implementation in 2024, YEEE expanded from a 6-week summer program to an 8-week (3-week job training and 5-week career academy/internship) immersive experience surrounding college and career exploration, job training, and work-based learning at an internship placement (i.e. small business or community-based organization).
“YEEE-terns” receive a minimum of 120 work-based learning hours, high school credit, CPR certification, and a monetary gift of up to $3,200 upon completion of the program.