Local businesses needed to support new work program that will benefit Addison Trail students

Addison Trail is excited to partner with Northeast DuPage Family and Youth Services (NEDFYS) to introduce a new youth program initiative.

The program, called Project Connect, is being implemented to provide Addison Trail students with structured work experiences that teach employable skills and habits that will benefit them throughout their life. Project Connect is designed to assist underprivileged youth, who have significant barriers to sustainable employment. The goal is to provide those students who might be struggling with guidance and strategies to overcome adversity and become contributing members of the community.

The program is looking for local businesses to work with those students, and NEDFYS will be there to ensure the experience is positive for the business and the student. They will guide businesses through the process from start to finish. To apply to join Project Connect, and for more information, go to https://dupage88.net/site/public/files/?item=1873

There are several ways you can help students meet their goals:

  • Provide work experience
  • Serve as a youth mentor/job coach
  • Offer job shadowing/site visits
  • Deliver skill-building workshops
  • Conduct mock interviews

For questions about Project Connect, contact Program Manager Linda Pfeifer at 630-632-8626 or NEDFYSPC@gmail.com