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Program Spotlight: YOUTHWORKS!

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YOUTHWORKS! is the Idaho Youth Ranch’s newest program, launched in 2013.

YOUTHWORKS! prepares young adults, 16-22, for work and life success. Participants learn real-world business and social skills through jobsite training at one of IYR’s thrift stores, classroom learning, and mentorship from a local business professional. Trainees even get paid a stipend during the 12-16 months of the program.

Our first group of YOUTHWORKS! trainees graduated this April. Many were too shy to speak up in class at the beginning of the program but within a matter of months each was able to confidently give presentations to peers and fellow thrift store employees.

Learn more about YOUTHWORKS! at:

To hear what past participants and educators have to say about YOUTHWORKS! check out our video:

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