JEVS Human Services is proud to partner with the Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) and other local organizations to offer mentorship and career training services to at-risk youth in Philadelphia.
The US Labor Department has awarded Philadelphia a $1M grant to provide these services through the Pathways to Justice Careers program, which serves youth ages 16 to 21 that are at risk of dropping out of high school, becoming incarcerated, or already involved in the juvenile justice system. Youth will be mentored by justice and emergency services personnel to explore careers as law enforcement officers, lawyers, paramedics and other similar professions.
The grant will utilize a career pathways model, which consists of academic and career/technical courses resulting in educational and skills credentials for in-school youth. Program participants will be encouraged to complete high school or earn a high school equivalency degree and either begin working or seek applicable training or post-secondary education.