Youth & Workforce Development Programs

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Contact Information

Community Action Pioneer Valley
Contact: Glen Franklin, Director
Email Address:
Phone: 413-774-2318

393 Main Street Greenfield, MA 01301
Area Served: West

Map Location Youth & Workforce Development Programs


Struggling with your transition to independence? Need help navigating school or career goals? Get help looking for jobs, exploring career options, setting future goals, applying for college, accessing housing, mental health or other common resources –the list is endless!
Support services include:

  • Shout Out! - Leadership Development
  • Generation Q & TREE - Generation Q is a confidential educational and social/support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth and straight allies.
  • RISE - Weekly social and support group, for youth who struggle socially and/or with their mental health. The empowering approach focuses on building foundations of self-esteem and mindfulness towards healthy decision making, strong identity development, and concrete intra and inter personal skills. There are NO eligibility requirements for this program. 
  • Workforce Development - WIOA is an intensive workforce development program that gives youth an opportunity to work one-on-one with a case manager to achieve educational and occupational goals. In addition to case management, youth participate in occupational training, work-based learning experiences, and leadership development opportunities. Participants also receive supportive services, advocacy, and referrals. Currently enrolling youth ages 17+ who are not in high school.
  • Northampton Youthworks - Eligible youth have the opportunity to participate in paid Work Readiness training and work based learning opportunities, gaining experience, job skills and access to growing career paths in the area.
  • BOG Program - The BOG (Bridging The Opportunity Gap)program provides employment-related services to DYS youth. BOG programs offer comprehensive employability services including career readiness training and a subsidized employment experience. Youth are prepared to enter into the workforce through career readiness services through participation in subsidized work-based learning opportunities that allow participants to apply skills in work settings. 
  • Signaling Success - This is an activity rich employment readiness curriculum focused on identify and devloping soft skills, such as dependability, communication,and collaboration-essential to a first job as well as any career. This curriculum (15-30 hours) is offered through partnerships with local schools.

Service Types

  • After School Programs
  • Case Management
  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Transition
  • Vocational

Populations Served

  • All Disabilities

Ages Served

  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service, Personal Funds