Career & College Readiness Support

Sometimes the road to a new career or education program is a long one – and that’s ok. If you are over the age of 16, Adult Education and Literacy providers throughout the state offer free help with:

  • Math and computer skills
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Study skills
  • Time management
  • Connecting with employment and education opportunities

Get in touch with a center near you: 

Services for Youth

Part of Vermont Professionals of Color Network’s mission is to build capacity for youth (16-22) of color to access educational and experiential opportunities, menteeship, college and early career opportunities.

Get in touch here!

Relationships, Education, Advancement, and Development for Youth for Life (READY4Life) Program

The READY4LIFE program serves immigrant youth ages 14-24 out of their office in Colchester. Youth in this program can expect:

  • Relationship education
  • In-depth case management
  • Support for a successful move into adulthood

Learn more about the program or connect with USCRI VT

Trailblazers

A pre-apprenticeship program in the trades for women and gender non-conforming individuals. Trailblazers requires no experience, is 7 weeks long, and offers:

  • Hands-on training covering core trades skills
  • Nationally recognized certifications
  • A safe and welcoming learning environment
  • Mentorship for career planning and apprenticeship placement

Learn more about taking the next step with Trailblazers here.

Multicultural Youth Program

Tap into resources, services, and programs in the community to help continue on your dream education and life path. This program staffs a helpdesk at the Burlington, Winooski, and Essex High Schools and also has a Burlington Resource Center. Through Spectrum, you can access:

  • Youth conferences
  • A bike club & indoor soccer
  • Girls group
  • Academic support
  • Support for personal and wellness goals

Learn more here or at your high school’s help desk. 

Youth Development Program

Find your path to independence in adulthood through education, employment, and other types of support. This program pairs a Youth Development Coordinator with a student who is or has been in foster care. Together, you will:

  • Get academic and career assistance
  • Find leadership opportunities
  • Access financial resources
  • Plan for your future after exiting foster care

Learn more about Spectrum’s YDP program.

Youth Development Program

Find a safe environment and build community at the O.N.E. Youth Center in Burlington. The center offers all youth:

  • A safe and fun afterschool environment 
  • Homework and job assistance
  • Field trips, workshops, and social services
  • Mentorship

Find out more about the ONE Youth Center and see their hours here.

Youth Development Program

The Youth Development Program supports young people who have ever been in State custody. It provides students with one-on-one to help with living an independent life through:

  • Education and career planning
  • Referrals to other types of counseling
  • Accessing healthcare and housing supports

Learn more about the Youth Development Program here.

Global Campuses

Teach and learn with other adults with differing abilities in a unique and welcome learning experience. There are campuses in these areas:

  • Bradford
  • Brattleboro
  • Champlain Valley
  • Granite City 
  • Hardwick 
  • Lamoille
  • Moretown
  • Newport
  • Randolph
  • Springfield
  • Shiremont
  • St. Johnsbury

Learn more about Global Campus’ programs.

Earn a College Degree

Earn your Associate or Bachelor’s degree at a school designed specifically for students living with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Landmark also offers minors, concentrations, and summer programs for grade school students. 

Learn more about Landmark College here.

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