CMWJ Homies Youth Empowerment Program

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Anyone between the ages of 14 and 24 that are TANF-eligible are invited to join this dynamic youth group to identifying needs in the community, helping strategize solutions to issues we face daily, and carrying out actions to address those needs and issues.

If you are interested in joining the Homies Youth Program please contact Homies Youth Manager, Alonso at asouthard@cmwj.org to find out how to sign up or click on the link below to fill out an application.

Employment Readiness and Youth Empowerment Program 

This program provides paid positions for participants to learn the basics of leadership and community organizing. 16 weeks of training, these young leaders will be taught a number life skills including:

  • Job seeking strategies
  • Employment readiness
  • Conflict resolution
  • Resume writing
  • building self confidence
  • Understanding power structures
  • Community organizing basics
  • Building social capital
  • Promoting civic engagement

Participants will also be placed at a work site in the community to gain first-hand experience, and put into practice all of the information they learn in the trainings. Youths are placed at work sites based on their interests and skill sets, so as to encourage continued participation, and greater levels of success.

To apply fill out the form below!