~Seeds of Growth~
Seeds of Growth is a pre-employment training and educational program for Nehemiah residents. Most of our residents have had no orientation to the world of work and need guidance on filling out applications, and mock interview and job maintenance skills.
Historically, we have operated a summer lawn-cutting program and involved residents in the manufacture of garden stepping-stones. In 2021, we anticipate that we will not be able to effectively offer these programs due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, one-on-one employment counseling and training by Nehemiah staff.
Obtaining essential documents is often a first hurdle to employment so our staff walks each resident through the process of getting a birth certificate, social security card and emphasize the importance of these as the foundation of obtaining employment. Training is given, through our financial literacy program, on responsible money management. This proves to be a very critical part of the program - understanding prioritization of paying bills, meeting needs, and future planning.
This exposure and pride of seeing a project through from beginning to end is of significant value to our residents. Of equal importance is empowering youth with the confidence, vision and essential skills needed to see and procure employment.
For more information about Seeds of Growth please email Stacy York at firstname.lastname@example.org