The South Side Presbyterian Church will begin a new program, Youth For A Future: Pathway to Your Career, for rising eighth through tenth graders.
The yearlong program starts with a summer week July 21 - 25, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. each evening led by Karen Litzinger of Litzinger Career Consulting and Kathy Hamilton-Vargo. Meetings will resume weekly on Thursday evenings in the fall.
Various experts, leaders, and volunteers plan to help youth consider the many career options in the world, what their interests and special abilities are, future job market forecasts, etc. and then find the pathway to their career.
Youth For A Future plans to help youth then navigate that pathway, including choosing and applying for the best high school for them, understanding and being ready for the college application process and the Pittsburgh Promise, and also alternative schools or training programs for some careers rather than college. Various skills will also be taught, including interview skills and working responsibly with others.
Space is very limited to 15 youth. Youth need to call immediately to apply at 412-431-0118. The youth and a parent or guardian will be interviewed to establish commitment. There is no fee except true commitment.
The South Side Presbyterian Church is at S. 20th and Sarah streets, South Side.