Our XcelerationJob Training is a successful program designed to encourage at-risk teens to uncover their purpose in life, learn to manage their behavior, and gain the skills, and attitudes that will lead to success. We do this through activities-based learning to engage at-risk teens in vocational training; designed around success with an understanding of the factors that put today’s youth susceptible for crime, violence, and substance abuse.
“Research shows, that youth who have “participated in some sort of job training, job search, or school to work program during their high school years are less likely to experience disconnection than youth who did not participate in a school-to-work program” (Child Trends Research Brief, 2009).
Since 2015 we have reached hundreds of troubled teens and have seen lives transformed and youth focused on success for their future. During the 8 weeks of training, we establish a rapport and introduce them to business leaders like the Pittsburgh Pirates, Manatee County Govt, SPARK Growth, Bayside Community Church, Goodwill, and many more. They are able to see that they belong to a community cares about their future.
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. Where most programs in juvenile justice measure themselves in failure rate (recidivism), we measure ours in success (83% success in 2018).