Youth Opportunity Program (YOP) LAST UPDATE: 5/3/2006

Service Classifications:

Comprehensive services for youth

Educational achievement

Prepare for employment

Develop as citizens and leaders

Youth Opportunity Program (YOP)

632 W. 13th Street

Merced, CA 95340

PH: 209-381-6689

FAX: 209-381-6766


Parent Agency:

Merced County Office of Education

632 West 13th Street

Merced, CA 95340


Holly Newlon 209-381-6740 Program Coordinator

Ceci Villa 209-381-6689 Program Secretary

Days/Hours of Operation:

Open Monday thru Friday

7:30 am to 5 pm

Age Groups Served:

14 thru 18

Fees: None

Language Interpretation:




Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities:

Ramp or Level Entrance

Special Parking

Wide Doors

Special Services:

Youth 14-21

Approximate Number of Individuals Served:


Training Offered as Part of Service:

Training offered as part of service. ROP classes are available during the school year. Summer employment, with related classroom

instruction is available.

Types of Services Provided:

Adult mentoring, tutoring and study skills training, work experience, occupational skills training, leadership development, and supportive

How to Access Service:

Merced County Office of Education, Career and Alternative Educational Department

Youth can access services by contacting their High School Career Technician in the High School Career Center; by telephoning Ceci Villa at

381-6689; or by visiting the One-Stop Centers in Merced and Los Banos.

Target Population:

Youth ages 14 thru 18 who are still attending high school and who meet income guidelines.

Other Service Locations:

Svcs. available on every High School campus in Merced Co.

One-Stop Centers in Merced and Los Banos

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