Truancy and Outreach Support

Youth & Family Services

So'o Poumele
(408) 938-6731

Summary of services:

• The Truancy Outreach & Support Project works Vietnamese and Latino youth referred from schools and TABS (Truancy Abatement and Burglary Suppression) Center to reconnect them back to school and/or alternative programs.

• The goal of the Truancy Outreach & Support Project is to help youth succeed in school, with peers, and within their families.

• The Youth & Family Specialist provides intensive case management, individual & family support, support groups, mentoring, and parent workshops.

Who is eligible?

Any youth referred from schools and/or TABS Center in East San Jose who are at-risk of dropping out of school, truant, or failing in their classes. The target population is Latino and Vietnamese youth 11 to 18 years of age.

Is there a waiting list?


Are there any fees?


What languages are spoken?

• English

• Vietnamese

• Spanish

• Korean

What volunteer opportunities are available?

• Mentors needed

• Qualifications:

  • 20 years of age and older
  • Must have a clean record (DMV & criminal background)
  • Must commit for at least 6 mos.
  • Meet with mentees on a weekly basis
  • Attend orientation
  • Must have the desire to be a positive role model to a youth

Service sites and hours of operation:

Outreach occurs throughout East San Jose, but is focused on the following schools: Yerba Buena High School, Independence High School, Silver Creek High School, James Lick High School, and Andrew Hill High School.

Our primary office is at 921 S. First Street in San Jose.

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