EDUCATION

The Accelerator YMCA engages young people in education. We offer support for young people to reach their goals, from GED certification, vocational schooling, or obtaining a degree from a university. Our staff are experts in connecting young people with the resources that they need to be successful in taking this step toward self-sufficiency.

Examples of Services:

  • GED/High School Diploma Attainment
  • Drop-In support for school applications and financial aid
  • Technology skill building
  • Life skills and college preparedness workshops
  • Interagency School (alternative learning program for young adults)

EMPLOYMENT

The Accelerator YMCA offers employment and internship opportunities to young people. We help young people see the whole picture of entering the workforce, from interview preparation to expectations in the workplace. Young people gain the skills they need to not only find work, but to stay employed and build their resume.

Examples of Services:

  • Mock Interviews
  • Shopping for work appropriate clothing
  • Workshops on workplace etiquette and conflict resolution
  • Connecting young people with paid internships, jobs and apprenticeships
  • Volunteer career coaching