VYH awarded contract from Philadelphia Works to Support Youth Employment

Philadelphia Works announced a multi-million dollar contract award for employment connections with youth participants at the Achieving Independence Center.  Valley Youth House (VYH) along with 11 other Philadelphia based organizations will provide employment placement assistance, coaching and counseling opportunities to youth between the ages of 17 and 21. The program will use state money to provide workforce training to 1,000 people who already receive some form of government support. The contract will allow Valley Youth House to provide employment coaching and counseling to 140 youth over 18 months.

Managed by Valley Youth House, the Achieving Independence Center offers a full range of services designed to meet the individual needs of Philadelphia youth, including comprehensive instruction on daily life skills, money management, self-care, personal and social development, job readiness, college preparation, high school support, healthy relationships, and HIV/STI prevention counseling. The AIC also provides one-on-one coaching to ensure that youth receive guidance from caring adults in the community.

For more information, contact Shawn Mack, Development Officer – smack@valleyyouthhouse.org, 610-272-2946