Services for Youth

Youth Connections Services – Some of the ways we help you:

  • Assistance to complete your High School Diploma or GED (Employers want this!)
  • Tutoring and GED preparation
  • Increasing reading and math skills (Employers want this!)
  • Training certifications to increase your chances of being hired (Examples: Safe Food Handling or Customer Service)
  • Exploring career opportunities
  • Work Readiness skills training
  • Two-week Youth Employment Success Solutions (YESS) training
  • Creating a resume and building interviewing skills
  • Mentoring, motivation, and support
  • Work experience opportunities and job shadowing
  • Opportunity to earn incentives based upon successful completion of skill building activities
  • Assistance completing financial aid forms and scholarship applications
  • Assistance with tuition, books, GED fees
  • Transportation assistance such as bus passes, gas cards

Overview of the Services

CareerSource Research Coast Youth Connections program serves 16 to 24 year old young adults by providing access to services and activities that connect youth to Jobs and College. Youth Connections is an eligibility-based program, designed to help young adults who face significant challenges in achieving personal goals. We have Career Coaches trained to help you overcome those challenges, determine your education and career goals, and stay on track until you reach those goals.

How to Qualify:

To be accepted, you must:

– Be 16 to 24 years old

– Resides within the Tri-County area. (Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River)

– Be motivated to SUCCEED!


Services and Resources for Youth

  • Youth Referral Form

    Ready to get started? Click the button to contact a Youth Connections staff member and start on the path to success.

  • Pathways to Success

    The main goal of our Youth Connections programs is to help you find your path! Whether your path takes you to college or to a long-term career training program, we are intent on preparing you for the future.

  • Training Opportunities

    Our comprehensive work readiness, occupational, and career training opportunities are designed to give you both the soft and hard skills you need to excel at your education or your career. These life skills will serve you well outside of these areas as well and set you on the path to success.

  • Debt and Money Concepts

    We want to give you the skills you need to not only succeed in a future career, but to lead a happy, successful life. Learning how to responsibly handle money, credit, and debt is a life-long skill that carries well into your Golden Years. Learn more about our financial planning training.

  • Additional Resources

    We’ve compiled a list of external resources that we think are great at helping you plan your future after college! We know that thinking about the future isn’t easy, but our services, paired with these excellent resources, can help.

  • Meet the Youth Team

    Find out who the Youth contact is in your area.