Job Readiness: Leap
Our mission is to protect LGBTQ youths from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently.
This program is a six month multi-dimensional vocational and educational preparation course.
Through LEAP, we offer regular TASC (formerly GED) preparatory courses so that young people can pass the High School Equivalency (HSE) exam.
To participate in job training and placement, youth are assessed and enrolled in a curriculum to prepare them to take the National Work Readiness Credential (NWRC) exam, the gold standard for employability for entry-level jobs. While preparing for the NWRC, youth also learn life skills such as resume prep, budgeting and time management. Youth then move into paid internships at one of our corporate or non-profit partners, developing their employment history. Youth graduate from LEAP when they’ve secured a job.