• Elements for Success is a school-to-career program for low-income out of school youth 17 to 26 years of age who live in central and northern San Mateo County.  Elements for Success is funded by the NOVA Workforce Board and the Jefferson Union High School District. The goal of the program, which operates year round, is to provide students with educational, employment and leadership training services while earning their GED.

    Eligibility Requirements for the Program:

    Our program serves youth ages 17-26 who attend school in the GED center of the Jefferson Adult Division. WIOA basic eligibility requirements:

    Eligibility Requirements
    Not less than age 17 and not more than age 26 &
    A low-income individual &

    An individual who is one or more of the following:

    • Deficient in basic literacy skills
    • A school dropout
    • Homeless, a runaway, or foster child
    • Pregnant or a parent
    • Offender
    • Requires additional assistence to complete
      an educational program.


    The following services are offered FREE of charge to all Tools participants:

    Educational Support
    Monitoring of academic progress
    Free GED instruction
    Payment of the GED testing fee, free GED materials
    One on one support
    College and financial aid application assistance

    Bus passes and other transportation assistance to enable students to get to school and jobs.


    Vocational Development Services
    Workshops on job readiness, career exploration and leadership skills
    Resume writing assistance
    Paid internships in your field of interest
    Paid summer work program
    Referrals to employment opportunities
    References and recommendations for future employment opportunities


    Leadership Development & Support Services
    Field trips
    Mentoring referrals
    Mental health counseling referrals
    Individualized follow-up services
    Access to staff through drop in visits, appointments, phone calls & emails


    • Jefferson Union High School District
    • Jefferson Adult Education
    • JUHSD Workability Program
    • Daly City Youth Health Center
    • Peninsula Works
    • Jobs for Youth
    • Job Train
    • San Mateo County
    • NOVA Workforce Development

    Contact Information:

    Elements for Success: Contact: (650) 985-7032 or (650) 550-7891 or drop by the Adult Ed Office, Suite #111 for more information.