LWDA23 YOUTH PROGRAM

 

 
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General Eligibility Requirements

  • Resident of one of these Illinois counties: Clark, Clay, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Lawrence, Marion, Moultrie, or Richland
  • US citizen
  • Compliance with Selective Service

 

Eligibility for Out of School Youth

  • Meet general requirements and 16 - 24 years of age
  • Not attending any school and any one of the following:
    1. 1. Drop-out
    2. 2. Not attending any school in the last calendar quarter
    3. 3. Homeless or runaway
    4. 4. Parent or pregnant
    5. 5. In or aged out of foster care
    6. 6. Subject to the justice system
    7. 7. Disabled
    8. 8. If high school graduate, must be low-income and have low reading and math skills
    9. 9. Low-income needing assistance to complete an educational program or secure employment

 

Eligibility for In-School Youth

  • Meet general requirements and 14 - 21 years of age
  • Attending school
  • Low-income and any one of the following:
    • 1. Homeless or runaway
    • 2. Parent or pregnant
    • 3. In or aged out of foster care
    • 4. Subject to the justice system
    • 5. Disabled
    • 6. Low reading and math skills
    • 7. Need assistance to complete an educational program
    • 8. English language learner

Service

  • Paid work experience
  • Tuitiion assistance for occupational traning in an approved program
  • GED attainment
  • Job search assistance
  • Resume development
  • Leadership skills
  • Job readiness training
  • Supportive services such as transportation, child care, tools, uniforms, etc

 

Program Objectives

While enrolled in the Youth Training and Education Program, each application will be expected to achieve the following:

  • Attain a high school diploma, GED, or other credential
  • Create resume
  • Increase basic skills in reading and math
  • Secure employment or attend post secondary education/training
  • Must maintain monthly contact with Career Planner during enrollment
  • Must maintain contact with program for 12 months following completion

 

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ILLINOIS WORKNET CENTERS AND SATELLITE OFFICES

325 S Poplar

Centralia IL 62801

(618) 545-3252 or (618) 545-3254

2311 Hoffman Drive

Effingham IL 62401

(217) 342-4382 Ext 226, 227, or 231

305 Richmond Avenue East

Mattoon IL 61938

(217) 235-2222 Ext 8212, 8213, or 8282

218 E Main Street

Olney IL (618) 392-7777

200 State Street

Lawrenceville IL 62439

(618) 943-4442

301 S Cross Street

Robinson IL 62454

(618) 544-3858

517 W Gallatin Street

Vandalia IL 62471

(618) 283-2780