Work Investment Act
Young Adult Job Readiness
In the 2010/2011 school year, Workforce Investment Act services have helped 12 young adults who have completed High School, the GED or Post Secondary Education. In June we honored them with The Celebration of Success Banquet.
Janice Succeeds in College!
Janice was homeless when she came to Youth & Family Services. She had been staying in rural community, moving from friend to friend to keep a roof over her head. She came to YFS for help and received TLP (Transitional Living Program) and WIA (Workforce Investment Act) services, the WIA services provided assistance with books and work clothing, adult mentoring, leadership development opportunities and supportive services. Janice maintained employment during her time in the programs by working in local businesses. Janice graduated from Redlands Community College in May of 2006 with an Associates Degree in Business Management. Janice went on to graduate from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management. Janice presently lives in the metro area, where she is currently gainfully employed, self sufficient and maintaining stable housing.
Jacob Assists in Local Law Firm!
Jacob came to Youth & Family Services as a homeless youth; he had no permanent place to call home and was moving from friend to friend to gain shelter. Jacob was working on his Associates degree at Redlands Community College and was employed part-time for a law firm when he came into the Transitional Living and WIA Programs. Jacob was determined to make it through school, the YFS staff assisted Jacob with mentoring, leadership development, school books and supplies, and assistance with expenses. Jacob’s determination paid off; he graduated from Redlands Community College in May of 2007 with an Associates Degree in English. Jacob presently lives in Norman, where he is a full time student at the University of Oklahoma, pursuing his degree in Law. He also continues to gain experience and skills in the law field while working as an assistant in a metro law office.
Donations to the Workforce Investment Program will be used to provide supplies and tools for teen and young adult work teams. Examples include: uniforms, work clothes, interview clothes, or career specific tools. Other things needed include educational completion expenses, such as GED fees, ACT test fees, workbooks, and textbooks for classes.
This is a summer work program. Volunteers will lead teens and young adults to complete work assigned as a part of this program.
- Volunteers can provide transportation and child care
- Summer work leader for teens and young adults
- Summer transportation
- Summer child care
Please consider the following gifts for our Workforce Participants.
- Work clothes