Educating, Equipping and Empowering Our Young Leaders Of Tomorrow
Jacksonville Youth Works provides an opportunity for underpriveledged and underserved Youth to earn a High School Diploma/GED, launch a meaningful career and become a productive member of society.
Who Are We?
A 501c3 Community Economic Development Corporation
Jax Youth Works focuses on providing mentoring and job training to socially disadvantaged males and females aged 16-24 and those who not currently attending school. This organization has a very focused target market that is very pivotal to the future of their communities and has a strong focus on combatting unemployment, which is a major issue that leads to increased crime, instability, and blight within the urban community.
How can we help you?
Students will be provided with skills in marketable trades that will assist them in the job market such as carpentry, masonry, welding and metal fabrication, plumbing, etc.
Our mentoring partners will take the time outside of class to provide students the guidance that they need to become upstanding, successful citizens.
Up to 300 students will be provided with housing, which will also include a washer and dryer system, living facilities, a kitchen, etc. This will not be a dormitory environment, but will be similar to a one bedroom apartment, teaching students how to be self sufficient.