Youth Development Program

Youth Development Program


The Dannon Project offers programming to address the unique needs of youth ages 16-24. Our youth programs are designed to recognize, utilize, and enhance youths’ strengths to promote positive outcomes through education, training, and career certification to enhance their interests, skills, and abilities.


Program offerings may include but, are not limited to: after school interest groups, cultural activities and hobbies, exercise and sports, mentoring and counseling, volunteer service opportunities and teenage pregnancy prevention.


Our goal is to increase the ability of young people to succeed in the educational arena and labor market. Youth who successfully complete our programs are economically self-sufficient.

Youth Careers Program


Through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) The Dannon Project provide access to and opportunities for education, training, employment, and support services to youth with barriers to education and employment ages 18-24.  The Youth Career program allows youth to not only receive life skills readiness training but occupational certifications for a rewarding career. The program goal is to increase the ability of young people to succeed in education, both secondary and post-secondary, and in the labor market. Successful program completion leads to economic self-sufficiency.


Enrolled participants can take advantage of the following 14 program elements.

  1. Tutoring
  2. Alternative secondary school services for dropouts
  3. Paid and unpaid work experiences
  4. Occupational skills training
  5. Education offered concurrently with and in the same context as workforce preparation activities and training for a specific occupation
  6. Leadership development opportunities
  7. Supportive services
  8. Adult mentoring
  9. Follow-up services for at least 12 months after program completion
  10.  Comprehensive guidance and counseling
  11.  Financial literacy education
  12.  Entrepreneurial skills training
  13.  Services that provide labor market employment
  14.  Activities that help youth prepare for and transition to post-secondary education and training

Young Adult Re-entry Program


Through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) The Dannon Project seeks to protect community safety by ensuring youth offenders ages 18-24 become productive, responsible, and law-abiding citizens. We implement innovative and effective strategies to help them maintain long-term employment and stable living.

YouthBuild Program


YouthBuild is a community-based alternative education program that provides job training and educational opportunities for at-risk youth that are current or former high school dropouts ages 16-24. Youth learn construction skills while constructing or rehabilitating affordable housing for low-income or homeless families in their own neighborhoods.

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