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Youth Investment Project

YIPLearning doesn’t always happen in the classroom. The Youth Investment Project (YIP) encourages learning inside and outside the classroom by supporting youth through summer and year-round work experience and academic enrichment. The YIP program helps youth obtain the skills they need to graduate or receive their GED. YIP serves high school seniors in Estill and Powell Counties, ages 16-18.

YIP helps youth prepare for college (visits and tours, applications, financial aid, ACT, supplies) and/or employment (resume, interviewing, dress for success, applications); as well as, community service; and leadership activities throughout the year.

In addition to providing summer and year-round work experience and academic enrichment, participants receive other services such as developing work maturity skills, writing a resume and learning how to interview for a job and counseling and support services.

Program Benefits:
~ Tutoring
~ Study skills training
~ Alternative secondary school if needed
~ Leadership development
~ Supportive services
~ Mentoring
~ Follow-up services
~ Comprehensive guidance
~ Counseling
~ Referrals
~ College Preparation

Plus assistance in obtaining summer employment, paid and unpaid work experiences and occupation skills training.

Participants must be high school seniors at Estill County High School or Powell County High School, ready to graduate high school or obtain GED during the school year, willing to meet for monthly leadership sessions, interested in participating in the BGADD regional competition.

Youth receive cash incentives for completing program objectives including goals, employment, graduation, post-secondary education and competition.

For more information contact Sharon Niece, Youth Coordinator or Linda Huettner, Assistant Youth Coordinator.

Estill County
209 River Drive
Irvine, KY 40336
Powell County
212 10th Ave.
Clay City, KY 40312

The Youth Investment Project is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and is passed through the Bluegrass Area Development District.