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Denver Opportunity Youth Initiative - Zero Dropouts

May 31, 2016 - 4:49pm -- angela
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Denver Opportunity Youth Initiative

Need help getting back on track or know a youth who does?

The Denver Opportunity Youth Investment Initiative connects youth with a coach who will guide them to overcome their barriers, and provide assistance along the path to success.

  • The coach will assess the skills of the youth to better serve their strengths and interests.
  • Identify next steps in education (GED, certificate, degree) with help from the coach.
  • The coach will connect the youth with training and employee development to prep them for a job.
  • Ready for work, the coach will match and place a youth with a job or internship at a local business.
  • To ensure success throughout the placement, the coach will offer coaching and mentorship even after the youth is employed or back in school.

Services Provided:

  • Career interest and aptitude assessments
  • Employee development (resumes, cover letters, job shadows, internships, mock interviews)
  • Soft skills training and support
  • Social services (childcare, housing assistance)
  • Mentorship

For access to a wider variety of educational and employment options, contact Katie Kraft with Zero Dropouts at inquiries@zerodropouts.com or 888-968-9376 x706.

Learn more at denverchamber.org/opportunityyouth.

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