Our Career Centers are committed to fostering a community atmosphere that values youth as resources and that honors their role in developing and maintaining the regional economy. We want to participate in providing innovative services and activities designed to increase self-discovery and instill positive core values and decision-making skills that will keep youth safe and allow them to lead healthy and productive lives.

We serve youth generally ages 17 – 24 in the Counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, Powhatan and the City of Richmond. We have 14 areas of focus:

  • Tutoring, study skills, and dropout prevention strategies
  • Alternative to secondary school services
  • Paid and unpaid work experience, including summer employment opportunities linked to academic and occupational learning
  • Occupational skill training
  • Education – offered concurrently with an in the same context as workforce preparation activities and training for a specific occupation or occupational cluster
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Supportive services
  • Adult mentoring
  • Comprehensive guidance and counseling
  • Follow-up services
  • Financial literacy education
  • Entrepreneurial skills training
  • Labor market and employment information
  • Activities that help youth prepare for and transition to post-secondary education and training
  • Learn more about available youth services by visiting the Career Advantage program

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