Elevate-Stephenson Youth Program

Elevate is designed to provide education and support services to youth between the ages of 14-24 who may have a barrier that is preventing them from earning their High School Diploma or completing their High School Equivalency Requirements and finding employment and/or attending college.

We assist youth in overcoming barriers to employment and/college which might include:

     * Lacking skills to obtain High School Diploma or High School Equivalency

     * Low Income

     * Homelessness, Runaway, or in Foster Care 

     * Has a disablility

     * Pregnancy/Teen parent (male fathers also qualify)

     * Involvement with the Judicial System

     * Transportation Barriers

By providing services such as:

     * Cash incentives

     * High School Equivalency classes at multiple locations

     * After school tutoring for those enrolled in high school

     * Career Readiness

     * Career Assessment testing

     * Job Search and College Enrollment

Please contact (815)599-1408 ext.136 for Amy Hesselbacher (Program Coordinator),

The Workforce Connection's Elevate Program is delivered by the Regional Office of Education #8.  Funding for the program is provided through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act(WIOA).