Young Adult Services

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     Young adults ages 16-24 who:

  • Want to work towards GED, certification (such as CNA) or 2-year degree
  • Someone who has been or are in out-of-home placement
    • Foster care, group home, treatment center, incarcerated
  • Person of color
  • Diagnosed & documented disability
  • Receives public assistance
  • Pregnant or Parenting
  • Struggle with math or reading
  • Meets income guidelines
  • Live in Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca, or Watonwan county


College scholarship opportunities Assistance getting enrolled in/completing an educational goal
Career path planning Referrals to other area services for individual and their family
Paid work experience/Internship to learn skills needed to succeed in the current job market Connections to apprenticeships
Possible funding for transportation, educational, or employment needs What are you waiting for? Apply today

“Get Started” Program (Virtual Course)

Earn up to $200 for the completion of the 4-week course

Learn: Basic Budgeting ~ Communication ~ Health and Wellness ~ Community Engagement

  • Who: This program will be offered to Youth and Young Adults between the ages of 14-24 in the South Central Service Area that meet certain qualifications (i.e. income eligible, person of color, disability).
  • What: Get Started is an interactive training course that will be provided virtually – focusing on preparing participants to become more Work Ready.
  • When: Classes will be 4 weeks long and will be offered monthly. Students are asked to commit 5 hours per week throughout the duration of the course.
  • Where: Classes will be held 100% online. Anyone who resides in our 9 County Region will be able to participate from the comforts of their own living room.  Students will be able to go at their own pace – allowing for ultimate flexibility
  • Why: Get Started is the foundation of a person’s intent to become successful when it comes to working.  This class will breakdown the fundamentals of what makes someone successful in their job.

Get the application here

For general questions:

Alex Langsjoen