Skills Clubs

In order to best serve students and get the most of the club experience, IYS will be offering 3 5 week club sessions starting back February 20th until the end of the school year.

The Skills Clubs run in 5 week sessions all school year long! This opportunity is available for youth ages 13 and up, and both clubs are always accepting new students!

Career Readiness Club:

Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:30PM – 5PM

Location: 115 North 10th Street

Students will feel empowered, taking charge of their future by leading their own career journey with this technically enhanced class. They will learn to explore job seeking through a career focused scope preparing them for the working world. (19 Slots available each session)

Culinary Club: 

Tuesdays or Thursdays from 4PM – 6PM

Location: 1009 Main Street

Students  will learn how to cook and bake tasty meals using simple meal ingredients a person might find in a food box! Skills include kitchen safety, nutrition, equipment knowledge, and food preparation. (14 slots available each session)

Youth are more than welcome to sign up for both clubs, parent/guardian must fill out the following form:

Independent Living

The Independent Living Program is designed to help young people ages 14-23 in Klamath County who are or have been in foster care become self-sufficient. We hope to help these youth improve their chances at becoming successful adult citizens. Youth are given encouragement and the support that they need to complete their high school diploma or general education diploma, find employment, and secure housing, as well as gaining other important life skills and access to resources. 

The Independent Living Program Coordinator provides one-on-one mentoring and peer group classes to help youth grow. Students can sign up through their local DHS office to be involved!

Youth Advisory Boards


IYS is excited to begin planning for a new and exciting way for youth and past program participants to share their opinions on programs and services! If this is something that might interest you, feel free to reach out to so that we can keep you informed of when they get started.