This has been a very exciting month for several youth here at HomePlate! With the support of many volunteers and staff, and our brand new office, the Youth Employment Program has already reached dozens of youth, with almost 20 of them working on job-readiness training. Last month the Sonrise Job Fair proved to be a great opportunity for several of our youth to get to know nearly 30 employers in the local community and connect with them for employment— one youth even found two jobs through the fair.
All in one week--Two youth have connected with Tom Com, LLC, where they will participate in a paid internship gaining valuable experience in the fiber optics industry. Through WorkSource another young person who has been struggling to find stability will soon begin a paid internship experience, and he will apply for our Sit-n-Stay program this summer.
Here at HomePlate, we are grateful for our donors and partners because they contribute so much to the continued success of our youth in their pursuit of stability and prosperity. With the opening of our new office we have truly expanded our services and especially our Youth Employment Program.
If you are interested in learning more or becoming a community partner, please contact Christi Doud at Christi@homeplateyouth.org or 971-400-0551.