Y.E.S. (Youth Education & Success) Program:
Offered at Satellite Sites & the Youth Center
1. Life skills classes: Goal setting, cooking classes, communication development, etc.
2. Workforce readiness classes: Resume writing, applications, workplace conflict, etc.
3. Financial Literacy classes: Opening a bank account, budgeting, savings, etc.
4. Coaching on jobs/schooling
Charles Schwab: Main partner in job readiness workshops
Bank Of America: Financial literacy workshops
Synchrony Financial: Financial literacy & job seeking
Burton Barr Library: Job seeking workshops
Some exciting results:
Last year, 101 youth attended one or more YES workshops. Total attendance was 403 youth.
Eighty-three percent (83%) of participants demonstrated increased knowledge after completing a workshop with some workshops having as high as a 96% increase.