The objective of the Project PRIDE program is to provide student-centered, individual, and competency-based instruction to out-of-school youth between the ages of 18 and 21, Customers will acquire pre-employment, academic and occupational skills training while enrolled in the program. More specifically, customers will receive skills assessments; group and one-on-one academic training, guidance and counseling, leadership development, adult mentoring and a full year of follow-up services. Occupational training will be provided through linkages with post-secondary education and /or advanced training institutions.
To participate in the Project PRIDE program, the following criterion must be met: the client must have identifiable barriers to employment and self-sufficiency. The program is intended to respond to the social, educational, and economic problems faced by youth lacking occupational training and employment skills such as low self-esteem, underachievement, and poverty.
Supportive services including support and referrals, guest speakers and field trips to broaden knowledge of occupational opportunities, as well as class discussion and various group and individual projects are available to each participant. Leadership skills including but not limited to volunteer work in the local community, exposure to voting procedures, and multi-cultural education, are cultivated.
Intensive follow-up is provided for all customers for a period of twelve months. This follow-up program is intended to ensure client success in the workplace and/or post-secondary placement, as well as identifying or helping to solve problems that may occur which present a barrier to successful employment and training. Intervention is provided on an individual basis as needed.
The Project PRIDE Program
33 Hanson Street
Rochester, NH 03867
Fax (603) 330-3377