BRIDGING THE GAPS

This project is for youth ages 16-24  and unemployed and low-income adults ages 25 and over residing in or returning to the City of Detroit.  The focus of the project is to provide participants with knowledge and skills needed to: 1) make informed financial decisions;  2) gain and maintain essential life skills; 3) successfully transition from high school or an alternative program and enroll in and successfully complete a college or vocational/apprenticeship program; 4) establish and maintain positive relationships with others; and 5)         successfully gain and maintain employment.

The project aims to assist in bridging educational, social and economic gaps in the City of Detroit. A summary of  each general area of focus is listed below.  The success of this project will benefit youth and adults in accessing future services that will assist in closing identified gaps continuously.

Cohort 1: Youth Ages 16-24                                                                                     

Criteria:

  • Must reside in the City of Detroit or

  • Be a returning citizen;

  • Must have valid identification;

  • High school student, unemployed, in

       an alternative education program

       or not in school

Cohort 2: Adults Ages 25 and older

Criteria:

  • Must reside in the City of Detroit or

  • Be a returning citizen;

  • Must have valid identification;

  • Must be unemployed or low-income

FINANCIAL LITERACY

This workshop track is designed to assist participants in gaining the knowledge and skills needed to make informed financial decisions.  The areas of focus for this program includes but is not limited to:

  • Basic Budgeting 101

  • The Importance of Saving

  • How to Open Checking and Savings Accounts

  • The Importance of Life Insurance (ages 18 and over)

LIFE SKILLS

This workshop series is designed to assist program participates in acquiring life skills, including but not limited to:

  • Setting goals and tracking/measuring progress

  • Building character                                                        

  • Using modern day technology

  • Organization and why it's important

  • Effective Communication

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Demonstrating  Respect

  • Managing health and stress

  • Managing money and sticking to a budget

  • Managing time wisely and reliability

HIGH SCHOOL/ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM TRANSITIONS & COLLEGE/VOCATIONAL PROGRAM PREPARATION

This workshop series is designed to provide students with the necessary tools & resources needed to maintain academic success as they transition from high school and alternative programs to college or a vocational/apprenticeship program. This workshop series focuses on several essential areas:

  • Effective Study Habits/Skills

  • Academic Achievement and Maintaining GPAs

  • Importance of Volunteering

  • Choosing your Schools

  • College/Vocational/Apprenticeship Program Applications

  • FASFA 

  • Scholarships

  • Exploring & Identifying Majors/Minors/Programs

EMPLOYMENT READINESS 

This workshop series is designed to enhance the skills and qualities needed to successfully land a career opportunity. The  focus of this series includes, but is not limited to:

  • Workplace Ethics

  • Business Etiquette

  • Interview Attire 

  • Mock Interviews

  • Resume & Cover Letter Writing

  • Job Seeking/Employment Applications

  • Job Shadowing

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROJECT PLEASE CLICK BELOW

OR CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE PROGRAMS

P.O. Box 183542

Shelby Township, MI  48318

(313) 398-9445

E: info@elmsfamilyandcommunityservices.org

W: elmsfamilyandcommunityservices.org

Current Service Locations:

DPSCD Adult Education Center (East)

Helimann Recreation Center

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