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Career coaches work on job skills with young people in Massachusetts foster care

August 2, 2011

Young adults who participated in a training program for foster youth earlier this year reunited with their career coaches July 27 at Youth Villages’ Woburn (Mass.) office.

The month-long program matched youth with career coaches to help better prepare them for finding and keeping employment. Coaches have been mentoring the young adults they were paired with on an informal basis since the training program ended six weeks ago.

Wednesday’s three-hour session brought the participants back for one night to discuss successes and struggles as well as participate in follow-up activities focused on strengthening networking and interviewing skills.

The reunion also featured a social networking dinner and ice cream sundae celebration. Career coaches worked with the young adults to update their employment goals and ensure they are proactively working towards them.

Youth Villages’ transitional living program is designed to work with young people who are aging out of the foster care system to better prepare them to become successful, independent adults. Learn more about this vulnerable population at www.youthvillages.org.

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  1. August 8, 2011 6:40 am

    Great article. Youth Villages is really doing a great job for the young guys who are confused with their career options. A perfect guidance will always help in the long run.

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