The Xceleration Job Training Program is designed to help at risk students find employment. We teach soft job skills that prepare these young men to obtain and keep jobs.
Have you ever wondered how our criminal population got to the extremes that it is today?
- 73% of adult inmates were formerly in a juvenile detention facility (OJJDP, 2005)
- 19% of juvenile crimes occur in between 3 -7 p.m.
- $329/day is the cost of locking up a youth in secure confinement
Our mission is to guide at-risk youth in discovering their direction, passion, and purpose. Teens that have no direction for their lives and do not take advantage of the options available in their schools and in the community. They need help in redirecting their negative behavior and gaining a purpose as well as developing job readiness skills.
Two years ago we launched a 12 week program consisting of 8 weeks of training, followed by 2-4 weeks of job shadowing, being offered six times per year. During the 8 weeks of training, classes will be held after school Tuesday through Thursday and classes consist of 8-10 student. We have been showing them that someone cares about their future and that their community cares.
This job training program is designed to encourage at-risk teens to uncover their purpose in life, learn to manage their behavior, and gain the skills needed to be successful in the workplace through activities-based learning to engage at-risk teens through vocational training; designed around success with an understanding of the factors that put today’s youth susceptible for crime, violence, and substance abuse.
The goal is to empower at-risk teens to redirect their behavior towards a positive future by gaining personal insight and the job readiness skills needed to be successful in the workplace. They will find their passion when they understand their likes, abilities and uniqueness within their God given temperaments. Once they understand themselves, they can unleash that by passionately seeking and pursuing their future success. This will drive them toward a purpose for life that is worthy of modifying their own behavior. Empowering youth with a direction, passion, and purpose is a strategic move in breaking them free.