“Elements services have prepared me for the future and getting ready for the real world.”

-Laufasa, Elements Student


Click here to learn about the Elements for Success Staff!

Elements for Success is a school-to-career transition program. We focus on developing academic leadership and vocational skills for youth who have barriers to employment and want to pursue a career in heath care.

Our purpose is to provide services for students to successfully transition to post-secondary educational opportunities as well as provide a health care internship along the way in order to allow our participants to explore health care career options.

Elements for Success participants can utilize a variety of program services. The following services are offered FREE to all participants:

  • Academic support and counseling
  • Payment of GED testing fees
  • College text book reimbursement
  • Paid part-time healthcare internship
  • Workshops on job readiness and career exploration
  • Resume and cover letter writing assistance
  • Vocational counseling
  • Job interview outfit reimbursement
  • Work uniform reimbursement


  • Monthly transportation assistance (gas card or clipper card)
  • Individualized follow-up services
  • Money Management workshops
  • Mental health counseling referrals


Our program serves Northern San Mateo County out-of-school youth between the ages of 17 and 24. Participants must meet the following eligibility requirements set forth by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act.

  • 17 - 24 years of age
  • Must not be enrolled or attending any school, as identified by state law

In addition to the above stated requirements, youth must also fit within one of the following categories:

  • A high school drop-out
  • Low-income
  • Basic skills deficient
  • English language learner
  • A subject of the juvenile or adult justice system
  • Homeless
  • In or has been in foster care
  • Pregnant or parenting
  • Disabled