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FOCUS! Future Pathways for Youth

FOCUS! provides comprehensive training to low-income youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who reside in the Worcester area. The program offers two career tracks: Construction/ Building Trades (including OSHA and HBI PACT certifications) and Retail Management (including National Retail Federation Customer Service, Sales, and Retail Management certifications). Additional programming includes: Adult Basic Education/ High School Equivalency Test (HiSET™) prep; job readiness, life and financial literacy training; work experiences/ internships; leadership development training/ community service opportunities; job development/ placement/ transition assistance; supportive/ follow-up services; and comprehensive guidance/ counseling support, including referral services.

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