Teens, young adults receive GED through Youthbuild program

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — The Youthbuild Program in Jackson is helping teens who are considered at risk to receive a GED.

Students who recently completed the program were honored at a graduation ceremony Thursday morning.

Youthbuild, a second-chance program, helps the students from ages 16 through 24 take classes to receive their GED.
The development program also helps with housing, employment, crime prevention in low-income neighborhoods, and leadership development.

They also complete community service hours among other certifications.

The Department of Labor funds the program.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s