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Genesee County Youth Career Academy

Peckham, Inc.

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Revitalizing the Education Continuum
  • Grant Amount $73,370
  • Grant Period October 1, 2021–September 30, 2022
  • Location Lansing, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint, Genesee

About this grant

Founded in 1976, Peckham, Inc., is a nonprofit community rehabilitation organization that provides job training and competitive employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The grantee operates 30 rehabilitation and human services programs in Michigan. In 2019, the grantee expanded operations to the Flint area and has hired 66 individuals of the 200 anticipated. This grant will provide continued support for the Genesee County Youth Career Academy to help reduce recidivism, improve social functioning and increase job skills training for at-risk, court-involved youth ages 15-18, as well as expanding to serve middle school students ages 10-14 as part of the Junior Youth Academy.