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Resources to Help Young People Master Adulthood and Fulfill Their Careers

Updated: Aug 24, 2022

Every young individual requires a variety of resources to succeed as adults. We help young adults achieve their educational and employment goals. Furthermore, our team collaborates with youth to help them identify career paths, learn job readiness skills, and further their education, ultimately leading to self-supporting employment and fulfilling careers.


The services and additional resources listed below can help you master adulthood and be successful in whatever career path you choose for the future.


1. Arkansas National Guard - This program serves youth ages 6-18 and provides opportunities for youth to develop their physical, social, emotional and cognitive abilities and to experience achievement, leadership, employment, friendship and recognition.


2. Career Watch Arkansas - Career Watch Arkansas provides occupational, educational, and job search information and publications to residents of Arkansas.


3. Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) - FYSB supports the organizations and communities that work every day to reduce the risk of youth homelessness, adolescent pregnancy and domestic violence.


4. Fosterclub - FosterClub’s approach is to engage and empower those who have the most at stake in transforming the foster care system: young people themselves. FosterClub creates and connects young people from foster care with unique tools and programs, and engages young people to transform life for themselves, their peers, and to ultimately improve the child welfare system.


5. National Safe Place - Safe Place is a national youth outreach and prevention program for young people under the age of 18 (up to 21 years of age in some communities) in need of immediate help and safety. As a collaborative community prevention initiative, Safe Place designates businesses and organizations as Safe Place locations, making help readily available to youth in communities across the country. Safe Place locations include: libraries, YMCAs, fire stations, public buses, various businesses, and social service facilities.


6. Skills to Pay the Bills - Learn the soft skills you'll need as a young adult to be successful in your future jobs. This document's topics include communication, teamwork, and problem solving.


7. WIOA Youth Programs - All young people require a variety of services to help them develop into successful adults. Young adults can benefit from the Youth Program under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to help them get ready for success! The WIOA Youth Program offers the programs and assistance that youth need to transition to adulthood and is designed to prepare Arkansas’ youth to either enter post-secondary education, training, or employment upon completion of their secondary education.


8. Youth Engage Change – Youth Engage Change provide youth-focused resources and opportunities that inspire and empower young people to make a difference in their lives and in the world around them by improving their knowledge and leadership skills.

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