Reconnecting Disadvantaged Youth Project - W.K. KELLOGG FOUNDATION
There is an urgent need for an educational option that works for disconnected youth. Hope Academy provides that option by providing a program which is comprehensive in nature, focused on strengthening academic skills as well as life skills, and sense of a moral order. By doing so, Hope Academy gives youth a more hopeful future and benefit the community in which they live.
Students of both Hope Academy of West Michigan and Lighthouse Academy have the opportunity to be a part of the new Reconnecting Disadvantaged Youth Project (RDYP). Ten students will be chosen for part-time paid internships provided through the RDY Project each trimester. These students are accepted based on their performance in the required courses leading up to these internships. A number of businesses have partnered with Hope Academy of West Michigan and Lighthouse Academy to encourage disadvantaged youth to strive for success. Our hope is that through these paid internships, our students prove to be great assets within the partnered businesses to the point where there could potentionally be offered full-time employment. For more information on the Reconnecting Disadvantaged Youth Project, contact Hope Academy of West Michigan at (616) 301-8458.
To read a brochure on this special program, please click HERE.