Youth Services Program OverviewWatch this inspiring story about Octavian Lewis, the first graduate of the Y.O.U. program, Education ReConnection.
Services may encompass tutoring, study-skills training, and instruction leading to high-school completion or GED attainment, as well as supportive dropout recovery and prevention strategies, school-reconnection activities, and transition activities for pursuing post-secondary education. Y.O.U. also assists youth with workforce preparation, paid-work experiences with academic and/or occupational education components, and training opportunities for specific occupations.
Services to Youth School Credit GED Preparation and ABE Career Exploration Supportive Services Occupational Training Scholarship/Financial Aid Assistance Edgenuity/GradPoint Enrolling in High School Enrolling GED program Tutoring/Study Skills Training Paid Testing Fees
Making a Difference
“Y.O.U. helped me find focus and meaning in applying myself to pursue and obtain a GED. I am thankful for the employment training and job search techniques that helped me find employment.”
“The Youth program had helped me to be confident and successful. I was able to get assistance with job search, mock interviews, and work experience. I also learned how to find out what my strengths are and how to apply them to my career. I am really happy that I was part of the Youth program.”
On-the-Job Training - Provides training reimbursement dollars to employers Pre-Apprenticeships - Designed to prepare individuals to enter and succeed in a Registered Apprenticeship program Paid Internships - Short-term paid employment opportunity used to build work history and gain related occupational skills Job Shadowing Opportunities - Visits to area employers to assist with career pathway decision making Paid Work Experience - Opportunity to build work history and earn school credit Job Placement Assistance - Employability skills training and links to employers and job openings Education Tours - College campus visits to assist with post-secondary enrollment School Credit - Students earn a 1/2 elective credit toward meeting high school completion requirements Credit Recovery/Dropout Prevention - Opportunity for students to recover lost credits to get back on-track toward meeting graduation requirements Talent Tours - Career exploration onsite at in-demand industries/businesses