The youth program provides jobs and academic enrichment for youth ages 17-24. This program is designed to prepare youth for entry into the labor force and includes such activities as work experience, work testing, vocational education, and remedial education, counseling and support services. Heavy emphasis is placed on maintaining and improving educational levels. Work experience is designed to stress the necessity of strong reading and math skills in the world of work. Summer programming focuses on youth who need to develop skills for the workplace and in cooperation with several businesses throughout the four counties participants are exposed to a variety of business and career opportunities. Ninety-five percent of participants must be economically disadvantaged.