Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health and Human Services


Partners for Peace (P4P) is a nonprofit organization in Monterey County focused on enhancing parent-child relationships by offering parent education classes and a youth mentorship program. They serve over 432,000 Monterey County residents, composed of a diverse demographic with a predominantly Hispanic population. The young adults in Monterey County face challenges in transitioning to independent adulthood and achieving self-sufficiency. The contributing factors include underfunded educational systems, low educational attainment, and low financial literacy among youth, undoubtedly resulting in ungainful employment, mental illness, and dependence. P4P's "Pathways to Success" career exploration fair endeavors to boost career awareness and confidence among youth and parents to help address some of these problems, aiming for a 25% increase in career confidence to lead to career stability and self-sufficiency. Despite event delays, post-event engagement metrics aim for a 90% participation rate, expecting positive impacts on youth career exploration.