Our mission is to empower our youth and strengthen our workforce through providing opportunities for growth, work based training, life skills & leadership development.
The job market is more competitive and challenging now than in previous generations. Employers have high expectations and an increasing demand for more education and skills. As a result, young people — especially those lacking access to quality education and reliable job training — find it hard to gain access to jobs, let alone thrive in the workforce.
Large disparities in education and economic outcomes persist for youth from different parts of the nation, and the same is true for some youth in South Bend. Youth employment programs can help close these gaps by providing income for youth and their families and opportunities for on-the-job training and mentors that serve as the critical “stepping stone” youth need to increase their ability to compete in today’s job market.