Life Skills Programs

Transitional Living

The Transitional Living Program provides housing options for homeless youth that are in a transitional living situation. This program provides youth ages 16-22 with safe housing, and the independent living skills that the youth will need to become productive, self-supporting members of our community. Youth will learn budgeting, banking, job maintenance and housekeeping skills, and will participate in community volunteer activities.

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Independent Living

Youth 14-21 are provided training to help them be better equipped for adulthood in this program. With one-to-one mentoring, facilitated groups and case-management the youth are actively thinking and learning about what it will take to live successfully as an adult. The large range of subjects they learn include personal social skills to accessing community resources to car maintenance, etc.

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Summer Youth Employment

Youth 14-21 years old learn job search, job skills and job maintenance in this program. With the cooperation and partnership of various community partners IYS provides from 3-5 summer work crews for 8-week work projects. These projects give youth the opportunity to learn how to obtain and keep a job, from the application process through to the final evaluation for summer.

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Right The Wrong

Adjudicated youth are referred by the local Juvenile Justice System to this program when community service hours are part of their sentence. These youth are 14-17 years old. Youth work at various jobs around their community. These jobs can be for local non-profit and public sector organizations only.

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