The Pico Youth & Family Center is holding a community forum today, Thursday, to discuss the nonprofit’s program plan and define its model of best practices in the areas of case management, academic support, college readiness, music production training, gender specific support groups, job readiness, artist development, culturally relevant programing and leadership development for at-risk youth.
The second portion of the community forum will focus on defining the needs of youth 16-24 years of age.
City officials are preparing a request for proposals to see who can best provide after-school programs for at-risk youth. PYFC has been struggling to secure funding from City Hall after city officials said the organization has failed to raise enough matching funds and had some accounting issues.
Officials with PYFC said the organization is making progress on reforms and is in good shape to continue providing counseling and other services to young adults.
The forum will go from 6 p.m. — 7:30 p.m. at PYFC, located at 715 Pico Blvd. For more information, call (310) 396-7101.