Program Details

PROGRAM: Y.O.U. INC
CONTACT: KRISTIN MAYOTTE  Telephone: 508-849-5600  Email: mayottek@youinc.org
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Website: http://www.youinc.org

INITIATIVES:

THE EDUCATION FOR EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

The Education for Employment Program provides GED preparation, life skills and pro-social skills training, career assessment, job placement assistance, and job development training. Case management services are included to assist students with crisis situations and provide a supportive learning experience. The demographic of youth participating in the program consists of economically disadvantaged adolescents, ages 16-21, who have officially withdrawn from school.

Program sites are located in Worcester, Whitinsville, Webster, Milford, Southbridge,West Brookfield and the program services youth of those and surrounding communities. Job placement, intenship placement, shaddowing and guest speakers are needed through employer engagement.

THE UPWARD BOUND PROGRAMS

The Upward Bound Programs of Southbridge and Worcester provide college access services to in-school, high school aged youth. The goal of the program is to expose students to college and career opportunities in order to successfully enroll in post-secondary education. Included in such activities are paid summer internehip experiences and part-time job placements. The demographic for the youth is economically disadvantaged, first-generation to go to college. Job placement, internship placement, shaddowing and guest speakers are needed through employer engagement.

*SERVICE AREAS:

Greater Worcester - Yes
Blackstone Valley - Yes
Southern Worcester County - Yes

INDUSTRY SECTORS:

Construction/Facility Maintenance - Yes
Education - Yes
Government - Yes
Health Care - Yes
Human Services - Yes
Hospitality/Food Service - Yes
Information Technology (IT) - Yes
Manufacturing/Production - Yes
Office Administration (Non-Medical) - Yes
Retail - Yes

PARTICIPANT AGES:

14-16 - Yes
17-18 - Yes
19-21 - Yes
22-24 - No

*Greater Worcester (Worcester, Auburn, Boylston, Hardwick, Holden, Leicester, Millbury, New Braintree, Northboro, Oakham, Paxton, Rutland, Shrewsbury, Spencer, Westboro and West Boylston)
 Blackstone Valley (Hopedale, Blackstone, Douglas, Grafton, Mendon, Millville, Milford, Northbridge, Sutton, Upton and Uxbridge)
 Southern Worcester County (Southbridge, Brookfield, Charlton, Dudley, East Brookfield, North Brookfield, Oxford, Sturbridge, Warren, Webster and West Brookfield)

In Partnership With

Blackstone Valley Education Foundation • Bottom Line • Boys and Girls Club of Webster - Dudley • Center of Hope Foundation • City of Worcester Youth Opportunities Office • Colleges of Worcester Consortium • Grafton Job Corps • The Fieldstone School LLC • Training Resources of America Inc • United Way of Central Massachusetts • Worcester Community Action Council Inc • Worcester Interfaith • Worcester Public Schools • Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce • Worcester Youth Center • Workforce Central Career Center • Y.O.U. Inc

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