Everyone deserves long-term, meaningful work. Jarius found a great opportunity and a brighter future through his own work ethic and efforts, and some help from the Youth Job Connection program at YES.
Youth Job Connection (YJC) is for youth aged 15-29 who are unemployed and facing barriers to employment. The program starts with pre-employment training designed to set participants up for success on the job. The youth in the program get paid the equivalent of minimum wage for every hour they attend, so they start earning right away. Jarius came in to the program in late 2021 and by early January he had already completed over 60 hours of pre-employment training and was ready to start the next phase of the program – a paid job placement.
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