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    Add a Youth logoThe American Job Center (AJC) Youth Services offers numerous free services to individuals, ages 14 to 21, in Jefferson, Gilpin and Clear Creek counties. This is a federally-funded program that helps youth develop job readiness skills and get connected to employment opportunities. Youth Services also offers free assistance in supporting youth to obtain their high school diploma, GED or post-secondary certificate/training (two years or less).

    Programs

    Services open to all youth include:

    • Job referrals and job development assistance;
    • Self-help computer stations with internet access;
    • Access to job listings and national job search Internet sites;
    • Job market information and employer profiles;
    • Extensive library of financial aid, education and job search-related resources;
    • Job search and job success skills training workshops;
    • Career assessment and counseling; and
    • Referrals to schools, agencies and other youth resources.

     

    Eligibility-based, free services for qualifying youth include:

    • GED preparation;
    • Basic education, tutoring and study skills;
    • Occupations skills training;
    • Paid and unpaid work experience;
    • Intensive job search assistance;
    • Leadership development opportunities;
    • Case management;
    • Adult mentoring; and
    • Comprehensive guidance and counseling.

     

    Youth Room

    The AJC has a separate Youth Room, open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and includes free access to computers, fax machines and copiers. You can also speak with a career specialist about employment and training opportunities for youth. The Youth Room is located in the Laramie Building at 3500 Illinois Street, Golden, Colorado.

    Contact Us

    If you are interested in either program, please call 303-271-4613 or email youthservices@jeffco.us


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