Youth Services & Young Adult Services

WorkSource Coastal provides employment and training services resources for youth, ages 16-24 who are both in and out-of-school.  Our focus is on career and educational development, work readiness training and work experience placements.   The goal is to help young people understand the importance of education and classroom learning.  The youth we support understand the importance of education, but lack resources and face many barriers.  Our services help to connect youth who are in search of identifying a career pathway to academic and/or employment opportunities.

Primary services funded include:
  • Academics
  • Mentoring
  • Leadership Development
  • Employer and College Tours
  • Guidance and Counseling
  • Youth Resource Network
  • Work Readiness
  • Work Experience
  • Summer Programs
  • Occupational Training

For more information contact the service provider in your area.

Ross Employment Solutions
Chatham County – 912-354-6174
Bryan, Liberty, and Long – 912-332-7908
Bulloch, Effingham, and Screven – 912-681-4134
Eckerd Connects – Paxen
Camden, Glynn, and McIntosh – 912-275-7379

Jobs for Georgia’s Graduates (JGG)

The Out-of-School (OOS) Jobs for Georgia’s Graduates Program operated by the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) National Network, is designed to serve youth, ages 16-24 that have left the traditional school system and is interested in completing requirements for a high school diploma or attain a GED. The primary mission of this JGG Model program is to recover dropouts and to provide an array of counseling, employability and technical skills development, professional association, job development, and job placement services that will result in either a quality job leading to a career after graduation and/or enrollment in a postsecondary education and training program.

A trained JGG Career Specialist provides counseling and classroom instruction. Participants are also equipped with employability skills in 20 employability competencies that will prepare them for the workplace. These competencies are organized in the following six competency categories: career development, job attainment, job survival, basic skills, leadership and self-development, and personal skills competencies.

YouthBuild Savannah

The YouthBuild Savannah Program is a comprehensive employment and training program that promotes affordable housing in Savannah communities.  Eligible young men and women who have left public or private school without a diploma, ages 16 – 24 years old will spend nine (9) months participating in activities such as: GED Instruction, Construction Training, Leadership Training, Community Involvement and Guidance Counseling Services.

Trainees learn construction trade skills to improve their community by building affordable housing for low-to-moderate income families.  Each trainee receives above minimum wage for their work on the construction site with the possibility of wage increases and bonuses, based on work performance.

YouthBuild Savannah develops young leaders to take responsibility for their families and communities and to change the conditions of poverty through civic engagement.  Trainees spend half of their time in structured rigorous classrooms working toward attaining their high school diploma or GED, mastering construction skills and earning construction-related industry recognized certifications.  All skills learned equips them with the necessary tools to succeed in high-demand careers, enter postsecondary education, registered apprenticeships and/or enter the military.

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