The mission of WorkSource DeKalb’s Youth Program is to serve eligible low-income youth from the ages of 14-24 by offering comprehensive counseling and guidance in order to strengthen academic achievement and soft skills development while also identifying career development opportunities and training through specific programs provided through the E3 initiative, which is Education, Employment and Economic Development.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Employment and Training Program provides a broad range of year-round services in order to serve low-income youth from the ages of 14-24 who encounter major obstacles to academic achievement and employment. Comprised of in-school and out-of-school youth, participants are given the opportunity to receive academic tutoring, participate in internships and also attend life and soft skills workshops, community service projects and college and company tours. More importantly, the WIOA Youth Employment and Training Program tailors services to meet the needs and goals of the individual, which includes assistance: in the attainment of a high school diploma or GED, occupational skills training, and obtaining and retaining employment.
In order to participate in the youth program, all participants must be deemed eligible as defined by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. Youth, parents and guardians who have an interest in program participation requirements may contact our office.
In addition to establishing eligibility, the individual must be assessed and selected for participation. Documents that verify a youth’s eligibility for WIOA services will be required during the intake process. Examples include but are not limited to: birth certificate, social security card, pay stubs, etc.
NOTE: Selection into the youth program is contingent upon the availability of funds, individual level of need and appropriateness of the individual’s circumstances to receive services.
Helpful Links for Youth
Selective Service Information for Males
Career and Technical Education Resources