About us


YEA’s vision is that every youth shall have a stable environment in communities offering empowerment through educational and economic opportunities in order to grow and become positive members of a vibrant living community.

The Youth Employment Academy (YEA) provides mentoring, education, employment and training services which assist in addressing the educational, job readiness, and career exploration goals of low income youth between the ages of 16-21. 

About us Some of the classes offered by YEA include reading, writing, math, technology/computer software basics, job readiness, occupational skill training, career exploration and leadership development.

Our Youth Services mission is to deliver programs to engage, prepare, and empower youth to meet the growing demands of a global economy. We strive to develop dynamic partnerships with the community and to construct the workforce of our future, one young person at a time. Youth Services monitors program outcomes, provides technical assistance, and coordinates program development for our community partners in order to ensure quality services are delivered to all that we serve.


We work collaboratively with five contractors – Denver Housing Authority, to meet the diverse needs of job-seeking youth. These programs help youth reach their employment, education, and personal aspirations. Through career advising and mentorship, youth learn to prepare themselves for the future by setting goals and participating in activities to achieve personal growth.

Our Youth Employment Program contractors strive to provide services in the following areas:

  • Encouragement to return to school, pursue secondary education and/or to
    find permanent employment
  • Reading and math skill tutoring, including GED prep
  • Job readiness classes
  • Career exploration, occupational information and job skills training as necessary
  • Work experience programs designed to build skills and lead to long-term employment
  • Job coaching and employment counselin