CYD’s ‘Focus on My Future’ program participants visit Times office

October 10, 2013

A Career Youth Development (CYD) program “Focus on MyDSC_5174
Future: What Do You Want Your Future to Look Like?” is a
new program at CYD designed in partnership with the Milwaukee
Area Workforce Investment Board to assist young men
and women between the ages of 18-21 years old, who have had
involvement with the juvenile justice system, but have not received
any adult convictions. The program creates a scenario
where participants can focus on their future while working 32
hours per week and earning $7.25 per hour. Services provided
to youth include employment, education, community service,
GED tutoring in high school courses, academic counseling, internships
and other support services. Several of the program
participants visited recently the Milwaukee Times Printing
Company office where they were given a brief lecture by Milwaukee
Times President and CEO Lynda Jackson-Conyers. According
to James Nelson, supervisor of “Focus on My Future,”
“This program provides a great opportunity for our young
people to be educated and learn life skills and have employment
opportunities.” CYD currently has 20 openings for young
adults interested in the program. To make inquiries about the
“Focus on My Future” program, please telephone James Nelson
at (414) 264-6888, ext. 242.