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Flint STRIVE Academy Youth Empowerment Program

Specialized Employment Services, Inc.

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Revitalizing the Education Continuum
  • Grant Amount $85,000
  • Grant Period May 1, 2017–April 30, 2018
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

This grant to Specialized Employment Services, Inc., will support the Flint STRIVE Academy Youth Empowerment Program for at-risk youth ages 14-18. The program provides young people with a summertime employment experience and follow-up support services during the school year. Through attitudinal training, skill enhancement, mentoring, and tutoring, the goal is to encourage youth to complete high school and to empower them to make informed career decisions. Students also participate in a weekly volunteer activity to assist in the water crisis recovery.