MY TURN helps youth develop their skills, goals, and self-confidence through alternative education, post-secondary planning, career exploration, and employment training. Our programs work in concert with local partners including high-schools, employers, colleges, and social service agencies to provide a holistic approach to serving youth.
Since 1984 MY TURN has focused on "the forgotten half", the economically, socially and educationally disadvantaged youth in poorer neighborhoods/communities. We work in concert with local partners including schools, employers, community and faith based organizations in a holistic approach to serving youth. MY TURN serves nearly 500 youth annually in 7 gateway cities with high rates of new immigrants, poverty, dropouts, and unemployment. We provide comprehensive workforce recruitment, education, exploration, preparation placement and 12 month follow-up to ensure youth are successful in achieving their career and education goals. MY TURN is proud to have helped more than 22,000 youth further their education and obtain career-ladder jobs.
MY TURN was founded with the unwavering belief that an engaged and energized adult can make a difference in a young person's life. Our staff work tremendously hard to meet the needs of our participants and to inspire them to be their best selves - removing barriers and empowering youth are what we do best!
MY TURN utilizes 3 unique models to deliver services: Diploma Plus Programs with student actively enrolled in high school and prepares them for success in career or college; Employment Plus Programs work with students who have graduated from or dropped out of high school and prepares them for careers utilizing a combination of post-secondary training and internships; and the Manufacturing Training Program that prepares highly motivated young people for exciting careers in Manufacturing through our partnerships with several local industry partners.
MY TURN works with nearly 200 active participants, and countless alumni, across NH each year at sites in the Lakes Region, Rochester, Manchester, and Nashua.
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