A Community Approach
YouthWorks has engaged thousands of young people in our community, offering them a friendly face and undivided attention to help them navigate the world around them. We combine non-traditional educational attainment with employability skills training, including mentoring and leadership development.
We believe in connecting the power of our local community to the youth we serve. We partner with many local non-profits and business leaders to provide wraparound supports for every young person who enters our doorway.
Most young people have few options for counseling elsewhere due to lack of health insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid. We deliver onsite, no-cost counseling services to young adults participating in our GED, job-training, and appenticeship programs, as well as students referred by SFDS Department of Student Wellness.
Our case managers are our frontline staff. They spend significant time with each youth to identify barriers to success. Because they are plugged in to a wide range of available services, case managers can assist with everything from helping a young person get a social security card or driver’s license, to food, clothing, housing, or health appointments.