Youth Workforce Development Invited to AMEX Leadership Academy

Youth Workforce Development Invited to AMEX Leadership Academy

cula3kxwiaaxwsmCongratulations to Youth Workforce Development team members Leah Eggers (Program Manager), Jacob Grobe (Employer Account Manager), and Monique Shelton (Career Specialist) on their recent invitation to join the Chicago cohort of the American Express Emerging Leaders Academy! The National Emerging Leaders program builds the leadership and management skills of promising new leaders who connect low-income individuals to education and employment opportunities. The team traveled to New York and spent several days building the knowledge, confidence, and skills necessary to successfully create and scale interventions that support youth in need. Coaching and virtual learning activities will continue through February 2017.

Youth Guidance’s Workforce Development staff provide critical job training and resources to youth from high-risk environments to help ensure their post-secondary success. The programs remove barriers to workforce entry and connect youth with employment opportunities aligned with their skills and career goals. The Workforce Development team will serve 200 youth from across the city of Chicago this year.

Interested in joining our employer network? Contact Jacob Grobe at

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