Our youth programs offer a safe and enjoyable learning environment for youths in our community to work, obtain life skills and succeed academically. Our participants face multiple barriers to gainful employment and staying in school. Many are dependent on government assistance or have no income at all and a few have witness relatives working for a living. AACF provides two programs to assist adolescents and young adults to retain employment and plan a career path. Our one-week rapid placement or mandatory four-week workforce development program assists youth with work readiness, life skills training, internship, and direct job placement. Our workforce training service provides career planning through technical skills attainment, on-the-job training, vocational training and higher education placement. Our highly skilled staff focus on life coaching, career planning and technical skills attainment. Our goal is to connect work-ready young adults to career-pathways and focus on career mobility and life long learning.
Each program provides the following services to participants:
- Skills, needs, and interest assessment
- Self management and coping with challenges
- Career counseling and guidance
- School exploration and enrollment
- Employment and job retention
- Case management, supportive and follow-up service