Los Angeles County's Foster Youth "Optum Mentoring Career Workshop"

Top Quote Living Advantage will be partnering with UnitedHealth Group-Optum to provide a professional mentoring experience to youth interested in gaining a wealth of guidance on how to become successful in the Health Care Industry. End Quote
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) February 13, 2015 - There are nearly 30,000 foster youth living in Los Angeles County - and this year alone 2,400 young adults will have to leave the support of the foster care system forever. At the age of 21, their cases will be "terminated," and many times when they are released into the community they have minimal life skills, no financial support and no identity for the lack of birth certificates and social security cards. This leaves them vulnerable and they become victims by committing theft, prostitution and selling drugs for survival.

    The solution? Living Advantage's Life Skills and Employment Workshops. Living Advantage partners with key community organizations, such as USC, Verizon and Optum to provide foster youth with important life skills and mentoring programs needed to successfully transition to become self-sufficient adults.

    Living Advantage will be partnering with UnitedHealth Group-Optum to provide a professional mentoring experience to youth interested in gaining a wealth of guidance on how to become successful in the Health Care Industry where Optum uncover insights that lead to better outcomes for hospitals, doctors, pharmacies, health plans, employers and the millions of lives they touch.

    Living Advantage and Optum Mentoring Career Workshop is being held atů
    Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Spa and Resort
    February 11, 2015, Wednesday
    11:30am - 4:00pm

    Optum is bringing over 60 of their VP's and managers to the 2014 Customer Conference and included a Community Service component that will bring together 15 foster and at risk youth from Los Angeles. Optum is generous enough to provide our youth with transportation, a mentoring experience, full lunch buffet, team building exercises and a great potential for internships, work experience and possible permanent employment.

    About Living Advantage, Inc.
    The mission of Living Advantage is to eliminate unemployment, homelessness and incarceration for youth in foster care living in Los Angeles County. We assist youth with locating and maintaining their vital life documents and family history. This provides them the opportunity to receive the much needed resources and services from the community on a consistent basis. Utilizing innovative technology and media enables us to better serve and meet their higher needs.

    About Optum.com
    Optum is a global team of 80,000 people, working collaboratively across the health system to improve care delivery, quality and cost-effectiveness. We focus on three key drivers of transformative change: engaging the consumer, aligning care delivery and modernizing the health system infrastructure. Together we're creating the most innovative ideas and comprehensive strategies to help heal the health system and create a brighter future. Join us and learn why there is no better place to do your life's best work.SM

    Send all mail inquiries to:
    Living Advantage Inc Office Headquarters:
    7095 W. Hollywood Blvd. Suite# 726 Hollywood, Ca 90028
    (Tel) 323.731.6471
    LivingAdvantage ( @ ) gmail dot com

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