Good News: Work Readiness for NYC teens
We are thrilled to report that, through a partnership with the NYC Department of Probation’s NEON program, 2,700 teens across NYC improved their job skills this summer using stories and lessons from Youth Communication. As a solution to the city’s reduction of the Summer Youth Employment Program, we created an online program based on lessons from On My Way, our acclaimed work readiness curriculum. In remote professional development sessions, we trained 50 probation officers to deliver the program to teens.
“These sessions not only helped the students, it helped the adult facilitator as well. It allowed us to see that we are all human beings with real fears and emotions that can impact our success.”—— Adult staff (on facilitating a session with youth)