SFCC’s goal is to provide a solid foundation for low-income young people to build skills essential to obtain work, or succeed in pre-apprenticeship programs or post-secondary education degree attainment. We address young peoples’ barriers to success, so they are not held back by one aspect of their lives when they so greatly want to move forward. The young people that enter our programs lack self-esteem, basic academic skills, job readiness skills and work experience. They may have legal, housing, or substance abuse problems that make it difficult to enter and succeed in the workforce. Our model, with its strong emphasis on academic support, soft and hard skills training, case management, barrier removal and comprehensive career services, addresses the multiple challenges each young person faces, and provides the individualized support necessary to accomplish their goals.