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The Youth Employment Academy (YEA) provides mentoring, education, employment and training services which assist in addressing the educational, job readiness, and career exploration goals of low income youth between the ages of 16-21.
Some of the classes offered by YEA include reading, writing, math, technology/computer software basics, job readiness, occupational skill training, career exploration and leadership development.
YEA offers specialized academies that provide entry level training in healthcare and the culinary arts. These academies offer general overviews of demand-driven industries as well as hands-on instruction such as training in Microsoft applications. YEA also has limited paid work experiences in the summer for youth who have completed all required classes.
YEA services are open to youth ages 16-21. Support is available for youth with special learning needs.
Requirements -- In order to qualify for the Youth Employment Academy, youth must be 16-21 and have the following documents:
· Photo ID (current date)
· Birth Certificate
· Signed Social Security Card
· Proof of Income for 6 months or
· Proof of TANF/Food Stamps/SSI
If you are under 18 you will need a parent/guardian signature for the application. Bring these documents with the completed application (or pick up an application) at: Connections at Mariposa, 1089 Osage Street, Denver, CO 80204.
For more information about the Youth Employment Academy, please call 720-956-3833.