Program Overview:

The MAWIB Youth Program provides the following services to youth clients:

  • Assistance with earning a high school equivalency certificate
  • Job readiness and job placement
  • Transitional assistance into postsecondary education, vocational training, or the military
  • Assistance with earning a high school diploma
  • One-on-one career and educational coaching
  • Paid Work Experiences
  • Assistance with locating employment
  • Individual tutoring

How to Qualify:

  • Must be a youth between the ages of 16 – 24
  • Residing in St. Clair, Monroe, Randolph, Washington or Clinton county
  • Without a high school diploma
  • With a high school diploma or HSE, but having basic skills deficiencies
  • Homeless or a runaway
  • Pregnant or parenting
  • In foster care or aged out of foster care
  •  Low income – Receiving free or reduced lunch or in a family that receives public assistance
  • An offender subject to the juvenile or adult justice system
  • An English language learner
  • Is certified as disabled

Program Benefits:

  • Assistance and support with preparation and testing for the HSE Certification
  • Job preparation, e.g., resume creation, mock interview, assistance with obtaining work attire
  • Workforce readiness training
  • Career and educational exploration
  • Transportation assistance
  • Assistance with purchasing Illinois Driver’s license or State ID
  • Assistance with purchase of college applications, books, fees
  • Assistance with educational and/or work-related needs
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