Our Corpsmember Development Department includes a dedicated team of Corps Navigators and program staff who provide critically-needed counseling, goal setting, and general relief to help our youth participants address the personal challenges they face while enrolled in our work and education programs.

Corps Navigators

Corps Navigators help Corpsmembers create individualized service plans, which include their personal, educational and occupational goals to map out the practical steps they need to take to achieve their goals. Staff provide information to Corpsmembers regarding community resources, post-secondary institutions, employment opportunities, and application assistance. Corps Navigators resources and referrals for housing, child care, transportation, health care, legal services, and financial support to ensure program participants can succeed in our program and beyond.

Life Skills

Life Skills programming is designed to foster skills that are essential for full participation in everyday life. Through the services of Corpsmember Development staff and community partners, Corpsmembers attend workshops throughout the year to support and encourage the development of skills needed to improve and maintain their lives. There are four key areas of life skills:

  • Personal Development: Anger management, conflict resolution, team building
  • Health and Wellbeing: Fitness and nutrition, family planning, sex education, mental health
  • Financial Literacy: Budgeting, credit, bank accounts, saving
  • Work Readiness: Resume, cover letters, interview skills, interview clothing, mock interviews
  • Entrepreneurial Ventures: Starting a business, screen printing