It can be challenging to match young people
with the right employment opportunity.
There needs to be a willing employer who can
offer something to a youth that aligns with their
goals, a youth who is ready to take on a new
challenge and a support system around both the
youth and the employer, that ensures success.
Recently, a donor reached out to Covenant
House with an interest in hiring a youth.
Jenna, a young person at Covenant House was
ready for a new challenge.
With a strong support system of youth workers
around her, Jenna had a full team rally around
to support and encourage her toward her goals.
She received new clothing for her new job and
counselling to navigate the new workplace.
Seeing Jenna and the team applying
themselves to their fullest is encouraging and
inspires me in my own work.
Jenna is working in her new job and the
employer is very impressed with her work
ethic. Covenant House offers young people a
community of support right from the beginning
and throughout their journey. It takes a
community to enact a lasting change.