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Since 1984, MY TURN, Inc. has partnered with public schools and universities, businesses, social service agencies and state and federal agencies, such as the Department of Labor and Education, to provide case management, career guidance, employment skills assistance, and job placement to a very needy population of at-risk youth in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. MY TURN will utilize its highly successful program model, its strong organizational capacity, and its extensive relationships with community-based organizations, state agencies and private businesses to serve l40 youth who are actively enrolled in its programs annually and many more through its follow-up services efficiently and effectively.

MY TURN has an effective and proven education and training model which uses a holistic approach to ensure program participants receive social support and guidance along with the academic instruction and skills training needed to succeed in reaching education, training and work preparation goals. MY TURN's work encompasses all l0-WIA essential elements and is outcome-oriented with clearly defined measures and goals. Youth in the program are guided through a curriculum that contains six units that cover self-awareness; career exploration; employment application and interviewing; resume and letter writing; personal finance; and employment retention. Upon completing the units, youth in the program have a quality resume and are placed in a job, training program or two-or four-year college. Program graduates are followed for twelve months after completion of the program to monitor their progress in college, job training programs, or jobs.

MY TURN's Workforce Development Programs for Out-of-School Youth are co-located at the Boys’ and Girls’ clubs of Nashua and Laconia and include GED classes at off-site locations and through MY TURN's partners. The program also collaborates with NACS that offers a high school diploma program.

MY Turn sites

Dropout Prevention

  • Nashua High School North
  • Nashua High School South

Dropout Recovery

  • Boys and Girls Club, Nashua
  • Franklin NH
  • Manchester NH (housed at Manchester Community College)
  • Milford NH (housed at Hitchiner Manufacturing)
  • Nashua Manufacturing
  • Rochester NH
Allison Joseph
MY Turn Inc.
(603) 321-3416

New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street | Concord, NH | 03301-3494
Telephone: (603) 271-3494 | TDD Access: Relay NH 711