Santa Monica Community Youth Program

Operating within the City of Santa Monica and targeted area high schools, this program provides career planning services, job search assistance and work experience to Opportunity Youth ages 16 to 24. SMCYP assists youth to reach educational goals through internships and intensive coaching and case management and overcoming barriers to employment. 


The program is open to youth attending Santa Monica High School, Olympic High School or residents of the City of Santa Monica.

If you are a low-income youth facing challenges getting back to school, obtaining a High School diploma or GED, enrolling in college, on probation, or are unemployed, we can help.

Contact us today to get more information. You may also fill out the application below and submit it to your nearest office or send it to [email protected].

Download the Youth Programs Application here.



  • Lydia Buchman , Career Coach
    13160 Mindanao Way, St. 240
    Marina del Rey, CA 90292
    Phone: (310) 309-6000, ext. 249
    Fax: (310) 309-6032
    Email: [email protected]


  • The City of Santa Monica