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: http://local.youthranch.org/youthworks/
To hear what past participants and educators have to say about YOUTHWORKS! check out our video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vna60xyu7HY&list=PL5jkq4SVdTLakvOtjK1PZ8NCNUdg7TrqQ