The Liaison Citizen Program, which provided job training and experience to 60 Bell High School students during the 1984-85 school year, has asked the City Council for support in its request for continued funding from the county. The program needs $60,000 to continue its present level of service in Bell, said Velma Sun, research coordinator. The county grant expires this month.
Bell students attended the job-training sessions in three eight-week periods beginning in November. Under the guidance of Liaison Citizen Program coaches and community employers, the students interviewed professionals in a variety of occupations, worked part time and organized community projects.
Even at the current level of funding, the program had to turn down about 150 Bell students who applied this year, Sun said. The Liaison Citizen Program also serves Roosevelt High School in the Los Angeles Unified School District.