Are you 16-29 and having trouble finding employment?
Centralized Employment Support Program acts as the hub for all pre-employment, employment, and educational supports for young people at Choices for Youth. Responding to various needs and complexities, CESP offers direct support to at-risk and homeless youth who are not yet ready for traditional employment, who are seeking to work-or are currently working with-a CFY social enterprise, or who are seeking employment with a private employer.
For many at-risk youth, barriers like education level, mental health and addictions issues, a lack of prior employment experience, or involvement in the criminal justice system can often stand in the way. While there are many traditional employment programs in our community, they are typically not suitable for at-risk and homeless youth, leaving them without options for moving forward.
Choices for Youth is addressing this gap directly. Through the creation of the Centralized Employment Support Program (CESP) and the expansion of our Social Enterprise work, we are bringing to life a dedicated strategy focused on supporting at-risk youth in building skill and accessing sustainable employment.
OUR SOCIAL ENTERPRISES FOCUS ON MULTIPLE BOTTOM LINES. THIS MEANS TAKING OUR RESOURCE FURTHER. OUR SOCIAL ENTERPRISES GENERATE: