Education & Employment Support Program
About the Program
The Education & Employment Support Program reconnects New Beginnings youth to educational resources and provides trauma-informed support to help them succeed in educational environments. Research shows homeless and at-risk youth are 87% more likely than their peers to drop out of high school and need support to remain enrolled and be successful in school.
Staff meet with youth one on one (in person, or virtually under COVID-19 protocols) and address each young person’s unique needs, from supporting enrolled youth with individualized, skills-based tutoring and homework help to helping youth who have been disconnected from school for years take their first steps towards continuing their education.
- Individualized assessment
- Homework help
- Advocacy to schools of origin
- Enrollment and school transfer support
- Skills-based tutoring
- Career exploration
- Job applications and resume-building
- College applications
- Financial aid support
“I am so proud of doing math! I remember when I was in 7th and 8th grade, I would get sent home with so much math homework because I couldn’t finish it in class – and now here I am, doing it!” – Youth receiving services
Maine DOE McKinney-Vento Resources
Interested in learning more about McKinney-Vento student rights and available resources?
To make a referral, please email Signe at: email@example.com.
Get in Touch
Phone: (207) 521-6664
Address: 134 College Street, Lewiston, ME 04240
Meet the Staff
Education & Employment Support Program Coordinator
(207) 795-4077 ext. 214
Community Services Director
Program Job Openings
There are currently no vacancies.