Youth Services

The Region VI Workforce Development Board provides services for the youth of the area through the Out-of-School youth program designed to assist our youth to prepare for a productive career through various beneficial training and educational services.  The Board has contracted with the Human Resource Development Foundation (HRDF) to provide these services.

If you are at least 16 years of age and not more than 24 years of age, and you are not attending any school, you may be determined eligible to participate in the Out-of-school youth program.  Other eligibility criteria will need to be met, and will be discussed at the time you have an appointment with a youth staff person.

The services you may be eligible for, based upon an assessment of your individual needs, are one or more of the following:

  • Tutoring
  • Alternative secondary school services
  • Paid and unpaid work experiences, which may include the following types of work experiences:
    • Summer (and during the school year) employment opportunities
    • Pre-apprenticeship programs
    • Internships and job shadowing
    • On-the-job training opportunities
  • Occupational skill training that lead to recognized post-secondary credentials in a demand occupation
  • Education for a specific occupation or occupational cluster
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Supportive services
  • Adult mentoring for at least 12 months
  • Follow up services for not less than 12 months after completion of participation in the program
  • Comprehensive guidance and counseling
  • Financial literacy education
  • Entrepreneurial skills training
  • Labor market and employment information about in-demand industry sectors or occupations available in the local area
  • Activities that help youth prepare for and transition to post-secondary education and training


To learn more about these services, please contact the Human Resource Development Foundation by email at  or call 304-296-8223, or call us at 304-368-9530, or email us at