Our mission is to provide a supportive environment that encourages youths to explore their career and post-secondary possibilities, while developing an effective step-by-step plan that will assure higher success rates.
The Youth Exploration Program is designed to promote leadership development, character building, social integration, critical thinking and step-by-step guidance to career and academic preparation toward meeting future goals and expectations; including evaluations to teach awareness, identify career pathways and align interest and skill-sets.
An annual GALA Event will be hosted during late summer by which scholarships will be gifted to selected candidates.
The Youth Programs are structured for ages: 14 to 18 Students or Non-Students, from any location.
The Youth Program is mostly funded through the Joni Elaine Templeton Foundation, BOA, N.A., Trustee, OTBC Services, LLC -Corporation and other local and private contributors.
Each participant is required to pay $5.00 per each session per each program.
Each program is structured for 10 sessions, held one-time per week for up to 1.5 hours.
Participant "must" provide own transportation directly to and from: (2019 Location TBD)
Active parental or guardian participation is required during the "Parental/Guardian Engagement" section of the program. -- Parental / Guardian Engagement sections of the program are scheduled to accommodate all parties.
Parental/Guardian engagement will offer: Awareness, Encouragement and Support
Youth participants will:
We offer (2) Programs:
Each participant must take Program 1 (Academic & Workforce Planning) before being allowed to take Program 2 (Career & Self-Employment Planning).
Youth Program Application and Schedule will be available approx. (4) months before each enrollment.
*** Application download can be found at the bottom of this page. ***
Inform us by downloading the application and submitting it, either:
Students or youths who are currently enrolled or who have been accepted into a college, university or trade school must seek the advice of the counselor who have been appointed for your post-secondary planning ... by which the appointed administrator of our Academic & Workforce Planning Program will "NOT" offer advice that should deviate from an existing post-secondary counselor but will encourage you to contact the counselor for further information pertaining to the Academic portion of the program.