Teenagers

Youth Intervention & Engagement

What is the Youth Intervention & Engagement Program (YIEP)

The Youth Intervention and Engagement Program assist opportunity youth between the ages of 16 and 24 struggling to transition into adulthood. Here we teach the Youth Skills for Life  curriculum developed by VA Project Life. This curriculum focuses on six of he National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) categories, providing two to four workshops for each topic. In addition to the curriculum, we will also be connecting individuals in the program to community resources and current programs offered by the Center for Children.  

What are Opportunity youth?

Opportunity Youth are individuals between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither enrolled in school nor participating in the labor market.

IN our COunty 

14% of our youth in Charles County are considered opportunity youth.

HOw It Works 

Youth Intervention and Engagement Program will utilize the Youth Skills for Life  curriculum, for those interested in learning, enhancing, or supporting life skills to effectively transition into adulthood. 

Is this you or someone you know?

  • Charles county Resident?

  • Between the ages 16 and 24?

  • Currently not enrolled in higher education or the workforce?

  • Lacking or disconnected to community connections?

  • Goals but unsure where to start?

  • Trouble supporting your family?

 

Program Goals: 

  • Decrease the number of opportunity youth in Charles County

  • Assist individuals in reaching their full potential by enhancing or developing necessary employment and basic skills. 

  • Address the most significant challenges faced by the opportunity youth in the community and develop strategies to resolve issues at hand. 

 

Program Requirements

Charles County Residents between the ages of 16 and 24 years of age who are neither working or enrolled in school may apply. 

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