WIOA Youth Program

The WIOA Youth Program serves youth ages 16-24 in the seven western counties of North Carolina. The goal of the program is to prepare youth for gainful employment in a competitive workforce.

The program includes the following elements:

  • Tutoring, study skills training, and instruction leading to secondary school completion including dropout prevention strategies
  • Alternative secondary school offerings
  • Summer employment opportunities directly linked to academic and occupational learning
  • Paid and unpaid work experiences including internships and job shadowing
  • Occupational skills training
  • Leadership development opportunities including community service and peer-centered activities encouraging responsibility and other positive social behaviors
  • Supportive services
  • Adult mentoring for a duration of at least twelve months which may occur during and after program participation
  • Follow-up services
  • Comprehensive guidance and counseling including drug and alcohol abuse counseling as well as referrals to counseling as appropriate to the needs of the individual youth

 

A WIOA Youth Specialist in each of the following counties is available to speak with you to discuss your individual needs:

Cherokee/Clay/Graham
Sharee Thompson
828.837.7407
email: sharee@regiona.org

Haywood  
Brookley Nicholson
828-454-6591   Cell: 828.734.7869
email: bnicholson@mountainprojects.org

Macon
Krissy Mabry
828.369.9534   Cell: 828.734.4319
email: kmabry@mountainprojects.org

Swain
Krissy Mabry
828.488.2149   Cell: 828.734.4319
email: kmabry@mountainprojects.org

Jackson
Krissy Mabry
828-586-4063   Cell: 828.734.4319
email: kmabry@mountainprojects.org