Drop in Services: Youth Engagement and Support (YES)

The Youth Engagement and Support (YES) project is a collaboration of the University of Kentucky and the YMCA Safe Place Services. The project’s goal is to increase the number of critical life skills young adults in Louisville possess to become more self-sufficient. We are primarily focusing on young adults 18-24 who are or have been homeless, unstably housed, or involved in the foster care and DJJ system.

We will offer hour long life skill classes:

Tuesday 4:00p-5:00p
Wednesday 11:00a-12:00p and 4:00p-5:00p
Thursday 11:00a-12:00p

Classes are organized in courses but can be taken as individual topics. Courses and topics include but are not limited to:

Workplace Readiness: Getting the Job
• Meaningful Employment
• Networking and Job Searches
• Resumes and Applications
• The Interview
• Getting Hired

Workplace Success: Keeping the Job
• Strengths, Stress, and Self Care
• Professionalism and Work Ethic
• Team Work
• Conflict Management
• Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

Communication 101
• Listening and Body Language
• Speaking and Making a Request
• Conflict Resolution
• Managing Your Emotions

• Budgeting
• Banking
• Bills
• Taxes
• Understanding Your Credit
• Web of Support
• Time Management
• Voting & Politics
• Responsibility isn’t a dirty word
• Organization and Cleaning

Classes will be held in the Youth Development Center at 2400 Crittenden Drive. The Center will open one hour before class. Showers and laundry room will be open at this time. Meals will be provided except for Wednesday evening.

We are located on TARC lines 2, 18, and 29.

For more information or a monthly schedule please contact Corbin Hannah at 502.635.4402 or find us on Facebook @lville.adulting or Safe Place Youth Development.

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