The purpose of the Youth Opportunity program is to assist low-income youth in selected Chicago high schools to complete high school and to develop career interests and employment skills through job placement.
Assist targeted population to remain in and complete high school; identify career goals; obtain marketable skills, and move toward self-sufficiency
Youth Opportunity services include: intensive counseling, with a focus on building self-esteem; on-site case management, with an emphasis on identifying and resolving barriers to school completion; career awareness activities; job readiness activities; vocational training; advocacy; job placement and job retention support; and mentoring.
Services delivered in one Chicago Public School through a partnership with the Youth Guidance organization.
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