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Youth Services

Paid Work Based Learning 

Career Focus offers dynamic Paid Work-Based Learning designed to bridge the gap between classroom education and real-world work environments. Through these immersive programs, participants gain hands-on experience, develop essential skills, and build valuable connections within their chosen industries.

Here are the key highlights of our Paid Work-Based Learning :

  • Practical Learning: Engage in meaningful, on-the-job experiences that allow you to apply theoretical knowledge in a real work setting, gaining practical skills and insights.

  • Industry Exposure: Explore various industries and career paths through internships, apprenticeships, and job shadowing, giving you a firsthand understanding of different professional environments.

  • Skill Development: Hone essential skills such as teamwork, communication, problem-solving, and adaptability, which are crucial for career success in today's competitive job market.

  • Mentorship and Guidance: Benefit from guidance and mentorship provided by experienced professionals, who offer valuable advice and support throughout your work-based learning journey.

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Post-Secondary Education Planning

We provide tailored guidance and support to help young individuals plan their educational path after high school.


Here are the key highlights of our Post Secondary Education services:

  • Academic Resource Access: We help students access various academic resources such as libraries, research materials, tutoring services, and study groups to support their educational journey.


  •  Scholarships and Financial Aid Assistance: We offer assistance in exploring scholarship opportunities and navigating the financial aid process to make education more affordable.


  •  College and University Application Support: Our team provides guidance on preparing college and university applications, including essay writing, resume building, and interview preparation.


  • College Visit Planning: We help coordinate college visits, providing insights on campus tours, meetings with admissions advisors, and information sessions.

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Self- Advocacy Training

Self-Advocacy Training offered by Career Focus equips individuals with the essential skills and knowledge needed to effectively advocate for themselves in various aspects of their lives, including education, employment, and personal development.

Here's a brief overview of our Self-Advocacy Training program:

  • Empowering Individuals: Our training program is designed to empower individuals to take control of their lives, make informed decisions, and confidently express their needs and preferences.

  • Understanding Rights and Resources: Participants learn about their rights, entitlements, and available resources in educational and professional settings, enabling them to navigate systems and access support effectively.

  • Communication Skills: We focus on enhancing communication skills, including assertiveness, active listening, and effective expression, enabling individuals to articulate their needs and concerns with clarity and confidence.

  • Problem-Solving and Decision-Making: Training sessions cover strategies for problem-solving and decision-making, equipping individuals with the tools to identify challenges, evaluate options, and make informed choices.

  • Building Self-Confidence: Through interactive exercises and role-playing, participants gain self-confidence, develop self-advocacy plans, and practice advocating for themselves in simulated scenarios.

  • Supportive Environment: Our training provides a safe and supportive environment for individuals to share experiences, learn from one another, and receive guidance from trained professionals.

Job Search Support &
Direct Placement

Here's a brief overview of our Job Search Support &
Direct Placement services:

  • Personalized job search strategies tailored to each individual's unique skills, experience, and career goals.

  • Expert assistance with resume and cover letter writing to ensure a professional and compelling application.

  • Interview preparation including mock interviews, tips, and guidance to help individuals excel in job interviews.

  • Ongoing support and guidance throughout the job search process, including follow-up assistance and feedback.

  • Direct placement services to match individuals with suitable job opportunities based on their qualifications and preferences.

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Career Camp

Join us for our exciting Career Camp, offered every winter, spring, and summer. This immersive program is designed to equip students with essential skills and knowledge to kick start their career journey. A few

Objectives of our Career Camp are as follows:

  • Discover Your Passion: Engage in interactive activities and self-reflection exercises to identify your interests and passions, laying the foundation for a fulfilling career path.

  • Explore Various Industries: Gain exposure to diverse industries through guest speakers, industry visits, and case studies, allowing you to explore different career options and expand your horizons.

  • Develop Marketable Skills: Participate in workshops and hands-on projects that enhance essential skills like communication, problem-solving, teamwork, and leadership, making you more competitive in the job market.

  • Receive Career Guidance: Benefit from personalized career counseling sessions, resume reviews, and mock interviews, receiving guidance and feedback to refine your career strategy and increase your chances of success.

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Benefits Counseling

  • Expert guidance and support in understanding government and state benefits available to youth in transition.

  • Personalized counseling to help individuals navigate complex benefit programs and understand eligibility requirements.

  •  Education and clarification on program regulations and rules to ensure individuals make informed decisions.

  •  Empowering youth in transition by helping them access the benefits they are entitled to, ensuring they have the necessary resources and support during this crucial period of their lives.


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