Are you Age 17 - 21?  Get empowered to control your future!

St. Tammany, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines Residents Only  

It is hard to always know what your next step should be.  We are here to help you in that process with exciting opportunities this summer. 

Career Exploration Summer Academy: Investigate exciting potential careers in a 6-week, hands-on program on a college campus at Nunez or Northshore Technical Community College! Earned incentives and bonuses.  Network with employers, professors, and like-minded peers. (St. Tammany & St. Bernard parishes)

Youth Forward Summer Program: This is a 6-week paid summer work experience program with weekly lunch-n-learn workshops, additional earned incentives, and bonuses. Learn from employers about what determines success. Network with local employers while getting paid; various positions available. (Plaquemines parish)

Join us starting June 6th through July 22nd.  

If you are 17-21 years old, out of high school after May 2021,  determined and serious about making a positive change in your life, then this is an incredible opportunity to help make it happen.  If you are willing to give it your best, we will be your partner in achieving success.   

** Your answers to these questions will help us determine if you meet the initial criteria.  
 This is STEP 1

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* 1. Please provide the following contact information

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* 2. Tell us about your school status:

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* 3. Lots of people have life challenges.  The purpose of WIOA funding is to help you overcome challenges.   It is important that we understand the barriers that you have or have overcome in the past.  Please select all that apply:

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* 4. Do you ever feel like something is holding you back?  What do you think it is?

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* 5. What does the phrase, "Take the next step," mean to you personally? 

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You MUST be COMPLETELY DRUG-FREE for at least 30 days to participate in PAID WORK EXPERIENCE.  Please read and type YES next to each statement

If you don't know if you can pass a drug test right now, you should try again in 30 days.  We will be more than happy to work with you.

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* 7. We offer youth and young adults opportunities for paid work experience, numerous work-ready skills, career planning and coaching, access to more education, funding for training in high-demand occupations, financial incentives for making progress towards your goals, and help with overcoming barriers to your future success. 

Which of these Summer Opportunities interests you the most?

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* 8. I certify that the information provided is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. Please enter today's date


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* 9. STEP 2:    Please register or update your information in HiRE at, including any employment history.

Please let us know if you have any questions:

Once you speak with the Summer Program Coordinator, additional documentation may be requested, such as:

  • Valid Driver's License, State ID, or Student ID
  • Social Security Card
  • If a male is over the age of 18, Selective Service verification
  • In most cases, verification of family income
  • Additional documentation to verify eligibility will also be requested