• Youth Services Program Overview
     
     
     
    Watch this inspiring story about Octavian Lewis, the first graduate of the Y.O.U. program, Education ReConnection.
    Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) provides services to assist youth in gaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to transition to adulthood, and to pursue education and career-path options that prepare them for competitive workplace opportunities.

    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
    square bullet School Credit
    square bullet GED Preparation and ABE
    square bullet Career Exploration
    square bullet Supportive Services
    square bullet Occupational Training
    square bullet Scholarship/Financial Aid Assistance
    square bullet Edgenuity/GradPoint
    square bullet Enrolling in High School
    square bullet Enrolling GED program
    square bullet Tutoring/Study Skills
    square bullet Training Paid Testing Fees
  • Making a Difference
     
    Participants had this to say about Y.O.U. programs.

    “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.”
  • Program Benefits
    square bullet On-the-Job Training - Provides training reimbursement dollars to employers
    square bullet Pre-Apprenticeships - Designed to prepare individuals to enter and succeed in a Registered Apprenticeship program
    square bullet Paid Internships - Short-term paid employment opportunity used to build work history and gain related occupational skills
    square bullet Job Shadowing Opportunities - Visits to area employers to assist with career pathway decision making
    square bullet Paid Work Experience - Opportunity to build work history and earn school credit
    square bullet Job Placement Assistance - Employability skills training and links to employers and job openings
    square bullet Education Tours - College campus visits to assist with post-secondary enrollment
    square bullet School Credit - Students earn a 1/2 elective credit toward meeting high school completion requirements
    square bullet Credit Recovery/Dropout Prevention - Opportunity for students to recover lost credits to get back on-track toward meeting graduation requirements
    square bullet Talent Tours - Career exploration onsite at in-demand industries/businesses