Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center

The Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center Resumption of Physical Operations planned was approved to return students. On January 13,2021, the Whitney M. Young Job Corps center cohort 1, arrived 30 students and on January 19,2021 the center welcomed back 16 students safely in cohort 2.  As students arrived, students participated in wellness screening, after [...]

Distance Learning Superstar

December 3rd, 2020

During this pandemic Jesus Ontiveros-Velazquez is striving above and beyond. Jesus has had multiple challenges and barriers as it relates to his living arrangements and adapting to distance learning. Despite adversities, Jesus determination and perseverance has helped him achieve 21 hours of Essential Ed in Math, scoring an 85% average on all quizzes and exams [...]

The Light at the end of Tunnel

December 3rd, 2020

Nathan Thomas from Louisville, Kentucky enrolled in Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center March 12, 2018. Nathan experience various challenges such as lack of motivation, and difficulty in progressing in his local high school. He was advised by his principle to apply to Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center. Nathan appreciated the smaller classroom and [...]

A Dream comes True

October 23rd, 2020

Soleil Mutezika is originally from Uganda Africa. In the summer of 2019 Soleil family decided to move to Antioch, Tennessee for better opportunities. She enrolled in Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center on August 26, 2019, seeking her high school diploma and her certification in nursing assistant. Despite the hardships of arriving to a new [...]

Joseph Green from Fishersville, Kentucky enrolled with Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center on May 14,2019. Joseph entered the Welding program at Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center as a previous high school graduate of Spencer County with an active driver’s license. During his time as a student, Green mastered his craft and certification in [...]

While following all the Center for Disease Control guidelines and continuing to practice social distancing, the recreational staff at Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps have been “sprucing up” the Recreation area to make it more comfortable and pleasant for our students when they return to center. The Recreation staff started their “make-over” project in [...]

Joshua Landfair, from Memphis, TN, enrolled at Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps in August 2019. Since then, he has completed the Eminence High School Diploma program and will receive his high school diploma when he completes his Certified Nurse Assistant career technical training program. Landfair has completed all three sections of his Certified Nurse [...]

Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps is far more than a job training program for Brittany Lafever. It’s also a home. Lafever, from Louisville, KY, spend her childhood in foster care until she aged out of the program at 18. For the next two years, she was homeless. But her life started to improve dramatically [...]

William Lloyd, of Cleveland, OH, started at Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps in January 2019. He obtained his high school diploma through the Penn Foster High School program and completed the Certified Nurse Assistant career technical training program. He currently is waiting to take his nurse assistant certification exam. He continues to prepare for [...]

Detereon Wray, from Memphis, TN, enrolled at Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps in May 2019. He came with his high school diploma and currently is finishing his Cement career technical training program through distance learning. While on center, Wray served in the Student Government Association as the event planner and vice president and completed [...]