youth employment & entrepreneurship program
The program helps high-school-age youth obtain after-school and summer employment and plan their future careers to break the cycle of low high school graduation rates and poor employment histories.
Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Program provides access to job
readiness, leadership development, career planning and job acquisition
training for area youth. The 12-week job readiness training prepares the
youth for summer employment. Area business owners have stepped forward
to provide full and part time positions, internships and shadowing
opportunities for our participants. Alumni have volunteered their time
as mentors to our youth. There is perhaps nothing more motivational for
our youth than coming in contact with the success of their older peers.
During the year, students and parents complete community service projects, attend recreational and cultural activities, attend meetings and training sessions.