City of Duluth Youth Service Providers

City of Duluth provides youth program services to younger and older youth.

Out-of-School Youth/In-School Youth

Duluth Workforce Development, including Youth Employment Services (Y.E.S.) Duluth
402 W 1st St
Duluth, MN 55802

Paula Reed, Manager
Duluth Workforce Development
218-730-5241
Fax: 218-730-5952
preed@duluthmn.gov

Services Provided

  • Tutoring, study skills training, instruction, and evidence-based dropout prevention and recovery strategies that lead to completion of requirements for a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent (including a recognized certificate of attendance or similar document for individuals with disabilities) or for a recognized post-secondary credential;
  • Alternative secondary school services or dropout recovery services, as appropriate;
  • Paid and unpaid work experiences that have academic and occupational education as a component of the work experience, which may include the following types of work experiences:
    • Summer employment opportunities and other employment opportunities available throughout the school year
    • Pre-apprenticeship programs
    • Internships and job-shadowing
    • On-the-job training opportunities;
  • Occupational skill training, which includes priority consideration for training programs that lead to recognized postsecondary credentials that align with in-demand industry sectors or occupations in the local area, if the local board determines that the programs meet the quality criteria described in WIOA sec 123;
  • Education offered concurrently with and in the same context as workforce preparation activities and training for a specific occupation or occupational cluster;
  • Leadership development activities, including community service and peer-centered activities encouraging responsibility and other positive social and civic behaviors;
  • Supportive services;
  • Adult mentoring for a duration of at least 12 months that may occur both during and after program participation;
  • Follow-up services for not less than 12 months after the completion of participation;
  • Comprehensive guidance and counseling, which may include drug and alcohol abuse counseling, as well as referrals to counseling, as appropriate to the needs of the individual youth;
  • Financial literary education;
  • Entrepreneurial skills training;
  • Services that provide labor market and employment information about in-demand industry sectors or occupations available in the local area, such as career awareness, career counseling, and career exploration services; and
  • Activities that help youth prepare for and transition to post-secondary education and training.