Since 1986, EAC’s youth programs have been meeting the needs of youth ages 11 – 18, including youth at risk of entering or re-entering the juvenile justice system, youth showing declining school success, youth aging out of foster care, and youth at risk of homelessness. We have been working with young parents since 1989, helping them to achieve their educational and career goals while helping their children to thrive.
Youth and Young Parent programs are:
• Bright Futures: Helps teen mothers aged 16 – 19 who have dropped out of school to finish their education, learn about careers, and strengthen parenting skills. Available to Hennepin County residents.
• First Opportunity: This year-round program helps youth at Richard Green Middle School in Minneapolis to stay in school, develop leadership and other vital skills, and begin exploring post-secondary education and career options.
• Fresh Start: Helps youth aged 14 – 21 who have had contact with the juvenile justice system or are at high risk for such involvement. The program helps youth achieve their educational and employment goals and ensures a successful transition back to the community.
• Harrison Neighborhood Youth Employment and Training Program: Supports youth in the Harrison Neighborhood in north Minneapolis to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become self-sufficient adults and responsible citizens.
• New Chance: Provides young mothers on MFIP with education and employment, life skills and parenting services to improve their family stability and self-sufficiency.
• Young Dads: Helps connect young, single fathers with their children through a holistic range of education, employment, parenting and life skills services.
• Youth Futures: Provides comprehensive school-to-career services for youth ages 14 – 21 who live in Minneapolis.
Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the Greater Twin Cities Area of Minnesota