Work Experience

“The Youth Employment Academy (YEA)” provides mentoring, education” employment and training services which assist in addressing the educational, job readiness.

Upon completion of all required classes, participants in the Youth Employment Academy are eligible for a 160 hour work experience.  Youth are placed with area employers by matching their skill level and career interests.  For many youth this is their first exposure to the workplace world.  Youth are able to gain entry level skills in and potentially move into unsubsidized employment.  Some of the area employers that have supported YEA in training our youth include Ink Monstr, Sunrise Senior Living, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center, ARC Thrift Store, MOA Architecture, Cope and Boettcher Boys & Girls Clubs, Better Business Bureau of Denver/Boulder, and Denver and Aurora Public Libraries.