• The 2Gen Program application is now open! Click here to apply.


  • What is 2Gen?

    2Gen is a paid career exploration and pathway planning program for Kalamazoo families. During this 10-week program, youth ages 14-19 and an adult in their household will explore their strengths, set goals, learn about opportunities in the community, and build a network of support with other families.  Additionally, adults will have the opportunity to connect with a career coach who can support with:

    • Exploring a career path
    • Building employability skills 
    • Finding training & educational opportunities



    • Youth 14-19 and an adult in the household
    • City of Kalamazoo Resident
    • Able to commit to the 10 program sessions + orientation
    • Able to commit 2-3 hours per week


    When and where will the 2Gen Program take place?

    Program sessions will take place at YOU - 422 E. South St. The program will take place on Tuesday evenings from 4:30-6:30.  The program kicks off Tuesday, October 3rd and will end Tuesday, December 12th. 


    Applications to the 2Gen Program are now open! Click here to apply.


    Check out our other programs!

    • MyCITY - MyCITY is a seasonal youth employment program for young people ages 14 - 24 that serves as the gateway to paid internship and work experience.  
    • CareerNOW - CareerNOW is a free, hands-on, short-term career training program for individuals interested in obtaining an industry recognized credential.  



  • “"It was so nice to learn alongside my kids and hear the things I have embedded in them being shared by other adults. I joined the program for them and realized I learned just as much!"”

    — Past 2Gen participant 
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  • Contact Us

    Have any questions about the 2Gen Program? Check out the FAQs or email us at  2Gen@kresa.org