Youth Information

Youth Employment Resource Connection

Youth who reach out to Georgia C.R.E.W. (Cultivating the Rising Experienced Worker) are provided information on services and referrals to programs aligned with the individual’s specific needs. Our youth employment resource program connects Georgia’s youth with the community-based resources they need to thrive on their path to gainful and meaningful work experience. This help is provided so that the youth of Georgia are one step closer to self-sufficiency.

Are you in need of employment resource connection? If your answer is yes, please send an email to GeorgiaCREW@dhs.ga.gov containing the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Current Address
  • Current County of Residence
  • Case Worker Name and Email Address
  • Brief Summary of Employment Support Need

Georgia C.R.E.W. Skills to Assets

Georgia C.R.E.W. Skills to Assets program provides the opportunity for current foster youth ages 16 -17 years old to gain extensive training and hands on work experience. This opportunity will allow participants to develop positive relationships with a cohort of peers (CREWs) that are working towards the same goal of attaining self-sufficiency. Working in a CREW gives participants the chance to engage in a process that fosters critical thinking, problem solving, as well as enhance their skills in working effectively with other. Over the course of four to nine months, Skills to Assets provides monthly in-person training and paid hands on work experience. The goal is to provide a work experience that will help transition participants into successful, independent young adults by arming them with marketable skills and supportive mentoring experience. Real-world work experiences are offered through jobs in private and non-profit businesses, state agencies, and community organizations.

Participation in this program in contingent upon the submission of an online application prior to the provided deadline and eligibility status. All of the following eligibility requirements must be met to be considered for acceptance:

  • Must be a youth currently in the custody of the Georgia Division of Family & Children Services;
  • Must be between the ages of 16 or 17 years old by June 1, 2020;
  • Will not turn 18 years old prior to July 1, 2020;
  • Must reside in the state of Georgia;
  • Possess a valid State of Georgia photo ID;
  • A U.S. Citizen, permanent resident, or have an employment authorization card;

Attend at least one Skills to Assets Information Session

Youth Employment Training
Youth Employment Training will provide information, guidance and skill development to youth that will improve their knowledge as it relates to developing and understanding the world of employment. These training's are conducted throughout the state of Georgia and cover an array of topics based on the needs of the young adults we serve.

Please check back as we update the schedule often.