Youth Empowerment Program

A Good Idea


Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc.'s Youth Empowerment Program is an employment and training program for youth ages 18 to 21 living in the Manchester area. The program helps students prepare for the GED as well as build occupational skills. It also works on building life skills as a way of empowering youth to become more self-sufficient. The program accesses youth and adult funds for skills training through participants' dual enrollment in the WIA Adult and Youth Programs. WIA Title I adult dollars fund individual training accounts to support occupational skills training as well as fund job placement support and other supportive services not covered by youth funds. WIA Title I youth dollars fund counseling, supportive services, and academic activities.

Goal / Mission

The goal of this program is to give Manchester area youth tools to earn their GEDs and meet their career goals.

Results / Accomplishments

Program participants have been placed in jobs or training programs in a variety of fields, including auto mechanics, nursing, child care, and culinary arts.

About this Promising Practice

Primary Contact
Julie Senneville, Youth Development Specialist
49 Manchester Street
Manchester, NH 03101
(603) 626-7941
Economy / Employment
Education / Vocational & Adult Education
Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc.
Finance Project
Date of publication
Apr 2006
Manchester, NH
Target Audience

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