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Program Mission:

To provide youths with work-readiness training, employment mentors and a positive work experience while developing their job skills, raising their confidence, building a support network, pursuing their education and developing their career. Many young adults are attempting to find employment only to discover they lack the soft skills necessary to find and keep that job. As more young people are employed there will be more money going back to the community helping the economy.

Program Goals:

  1. The Summer Youth Experience Program will provide basic work-readiness training and a work experience for 75-100 Des Moines area youth ages 14 to 21.
  2. The Summer Youth Experience Program will provide a support network for youth who are engaged in the program.
  3. The Summer Youth Experience Program will help facilitate a return to school for out-of-school youth interested in the program.