Workforce Investment Act for Youth
To qualify for the In-School Program the student must:
- • Currently be enrolled in high school
- • Fall within program defined low income guidelines
- • Have a Social Security card and birth certificate
Our youth gain valuable experience participating in academic activities designed to help them academically and develop work readiness skills. They receive tutoring, homework assistance, computer literacy training, resume and cover letter instruction, interviewing techniques, college and scholarship search assistance, and attend career exploration outings.
Participants have the opportunity to participate in paid internships, with worksite partners. They can work up to 6 hours per week during the school year and up to 25 hours per week during the summer receiving stipends of $8.25 per hour.
Once enrolled, participants are expected to remain and progress in the program for their entire enrollment period, which could be up to three years.
Our year-round services are to assist youth in earning their high school diplomas or GEDs, enroll in college or enter into the workforce, and develop excellent employment skills so they can obtain and maintain good jobs.
WIA Youth Program availability is subject to grant funding.
Eligibility requirements include (but are not limited to) those who are:
- Deficient in basic skills (reading and/or math)
- At risk of dropping out of high school
- Lack employment skills
- Teen parents or pregnant
- Wards of the state
- And more
Location: 12940 S. Western Ave. – Office # 206
Blue Island, IL 60406
Telephone: (708) 608-4130