Youth Education Program
Our Youth Education Program serves about 40 out-of-school teens and young adults each year. We provide one-on-one tutoring to prepare students to take HiSET® tests. We also offer small group activities that focus on real world skills (e.g., creating a budget, communicating effectively in different settings) and pathways to post-secondary education, vocational training, and careers.
The DLC Youth Education Program provides intensive, highly individualized instruction to out-of-school youth (ages 16 through 24) in a safe, peaceful setting with strict rules that are enforced consistently. We provide strong role models; academic, vocational, and social skills counseling; and opportunities to explore a range of post-secondary and vocational pathways.
Academic Tutoring: YEP students receive 2.5 hours of explicit one-on-one instruction four days per week (Monday through Thursday). Trained volunteer tutors and DLC staff prepare participating youth for HiSET (high school equivalency) tests. Students are expected to make up any missed days.
College & Career Planning: The program also holds career fairs; takes field trips to area colleges, museums, and area businesses; and provides additional workshops on topics such as resume writing, job interviews, conflict resolution, financial aid, and personal finances. These activities supplement the regular 12-14 hours that students spend in class each week.
Enrolling in our Program
If you would like to enroll in our Youth Education Program, call (919) 489-8383 ext. 13 to sign up for a placement test.
During placement testing, you will fill out a registration form with some basic information (your name, address, phone number, education, availability for classes, etc.). You will then complete a reading comprehension test, a math test, and a short interview with program staff to help us decide if our program will meet your needs and begin to develop a plan for your studies.