Young Americans ages 16-24 are experiencing unemployment rates that are at least twice the national average. In addition, youth in and aging out of foster care experience high rates of homelessness, unemployment, incarceration and many other negative circumstances as young adults. Though this may be a shocking find, what is even more shocking is that there are many jobs that go unfilled because of the unavailability of qualified applicants. Georgia C.R.E.W. (Cultivating the Rising Experienced Worker) will work to increase the amount of trained and experienced youth workers in turn cultivating a CREW of youth who will lead the change in Georgia's youth employment trends.
Georgia C.R.E.W. will serve as the youth employment hub within the Georgia Division of Family & Children Services. Our program will provide a youth-friendly environment where participants can engage in a series of employment preparation services such as workshops, training, resource connections, hands on work experiences and more.
- To support self-sufficiency of Georgia’s Opportunity Youth through the development of employability skills
- To provide employability training & hands on work experience for foster and TANF eligible youth ages 16 and 17 years old
- To provide employment resource connections for Georgia’s opportunity youth
- Group skill building and development
- Statewide youth employment training
- Employment resource connection