2nd Chance Job Skills program – is provided by social workers and retired police officers who understand how to reach and teach youth who need a second chance. The program supports youth in the juvenal justice system as they strive to break the cycles of repeat offences. The program is delivered in partnership with Juvenile Justice Services, Gang Intervention Team, and is provided in detention centers as well as community centers for youth who are on probation. Through a unique partnership with FRSCO / McDonalds, all participants who complete the program are guaranteed a job interview and 99% have achieved immediate employment.
The program is available to all youth who seek employment and are willing to complete the workshops and prepare for job interviews. Our community partners join in our belief that gainful employment most often serves as a major motivation and influence for youth and their families to make positive choices.
Goals – Business partners are providing equitable access to workforce training and employment opportunities for youth who are in the Juvenile Justice System or on probation as they strive to break the cycles of repeat offences, probation, and incarceration. In collaboration with community partners and law enforcement agencies, our team connects youth to resources and programs needed for graduation, higher education, workforce development training and certifications for advanced employment opportunities. This supportive network of programs, instructors, life coaches and mentors work together to ensure youth are connected long-term to positive role models in our community.
Community Impact – Business partners are providing equitable access to workforce training and employment opportunities for youth who are exiting the Juvenile Justice System or on probation as they strive to break the cycles of repeat offences, probation, and incarceration.