Support for Success (S4S) is an extended, activity-based, paid employment training program designed to provide supportive employment training and job opportunities. S4S works with teens aged 14-18 who are interested in employment, but may need additional time and training to develop the skills necessary to succeed in the work place.

Throughout the program, teens are provided with group and individual opportunities for career exploration and experiential learning, such as job shadows, company tours, and job site practice. Once training is completed, staff work with teens individually to secure private sector employment or supported employment opportunities in their community.

 

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The Madison Summer Team (MST) is a summer employment program providing at-risk youth, aged 14-15, the opportunity to work in a safe and stable work setting with supportive and committed supervisors. Before beginning their work, youth receive several hours of employment readiness training focused on team-building and developing a positive work ethic and leadership skills. The teams work in targeted neighborhoods throughout Madison and focus on projects that help build stronger and more resilient communities.

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The Youth Job Center’s (YJC) primary goal is to provide youth aged 14-18 with the necessary skills for successful employment. YJC’s evidence-based curriculum gives teens the opportunity to learn and practice key pre-employment skills over four 2-hour sessions. A blend of traditional classroom and activity-based exercises are used to accommodate all learning styles and skill levels. Sessions cover topics such as how to fill out a job application, interview preparation, communication, and financial literacy skills.

After training, teens receive one-to-one job placement assistance from YJC staff to help them identify job opportunities matching their skills and career interests. Experiential learning activities such as job shadows, informational interviews, or company tours are also offered, to give teens the opportunity to explore various jobs and career paths. For youth who successfully secure employment, YJC staff can provide employment counseling and mentoring support for up to 12 weeks.

 

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