Services

Youth Services

The American Job Center (AJC) Youth Services offers numerous free services to individuals, ages 14 to 24, in Jefferson, Gilpin and Clear Creek counties. This is a federally-funded program that helps youth develop job readiness skills and get connected to employment opportunities. Youth Services also offers free assistance in supporting youth to obtain their high school diploma, GED or post-secondary certificate/training (two years or less).

Youth Services in the News!

Programs

Services open to all youth include:

  • Access to job listings and national job search Internet sites
  • Career assessment and counseling
  • Extensive library of financial aid, education and job search-related resources
  • Job market information and employer profiles
  • Job referrals and job development assistance
  • Job search and job success skills training workshops
  • Referrals to schools, agencies and other youth resources
  • Self-help computer stations with internet access

Eligibility-based, free services for qualifying youth include:

  • Adult mentoring
  • Basic education, tutoring and study skills
  • Case management
  • Comprehensive guidance and counseling
  • GED preparation
  • Intensive job search assistance
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Occupations skills training
  • Paid and unpaid work experience

Youth Room

The AJC has a separate Youth Room (PDF) that includes free access to computers, fax machines and copiers. You can also speak with a career specialist about employment and training opportunities for youth. The Youth Room is located in the Laramie Building at 3500 Illinois Street. View the Youth Room Hours(PDF)

Contact Us

If you are interested in either program, please call 303-271-4613 or email us.