UYEP Works

Urban Youth Empowerment Program WORKS (UYEP WORKS)

City of West Palm Beach Urban Youth Empowerment Program (UYEP) aims to help young African American males ages 18-24 who currently reside in Northern West Palm Beach who have barriers obtaining employment such as criminal background, lack of education, and/or lack of work experience.

UYEP aims to help individuals increase their education, skills, and find a job. Participants will also have a chance to give back to your community.

As a participant, you may also receive:

  • Hands-on work experience and access to employers
  • GED instruction, study materials, and test vouchers
  • Job placement assistance and follow-up services
  • Access to case managers and tutors
  • Stipends for participation in select activities

UYEP is available free of charge to people who meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Are between the ages of 18 to 24
  • Currently or previously involved in the adult criminal or juvenile justice systems or a high school dropout
  • Currently live in areas served by the Urban League (33407 or 33401)
  • Demonstrate interest in UYEP WORKS activities
  • Veterans have priority enrollment

Once admitted to the program you will be required to participate in workforce development activities, education and training, case management, mentoring, restorative justice, and community-wide efforts to reduce violence and crime.

Call Richard Haines at 561.833.1461 Ext. 3038 or email: rhaines@ulpbc.org for more information.

Red Nose Urban Youth Empowerment Program (UYEP)

Are you a young adult who missed more than 20 days of school in the 2016-2017 school year? Are you worried about how you will find a good job with little or no work experience? If you answered ‘Yes’ to either of these questions, Urban League of Palm Beach County is here to help you!

The Red Nose Urban Youth Empowerment Program (UYEP) aims to help young adults increase their education, skills, and find a job.

As a participant, you may also receive:

  • Services/Activities
  • Hands-on work experience and access to employers
  • Access to case managers and tutors
  • Stipends for participation in select activities

UYEP aims to help young adults reach their educational and career goals. This program consists of four weeks of workforce readiness training.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • A youth/young adult between the ages of 16-19; and
  • Residing in a high poverty/high crime community
  • A youth/young adult who missed at least 20 school days in the 2016-2017 school year; or
  • A youth/young adult who has no work experience or unemployed for 3 months

For more information, please contact Robinson Duvelsaint at rduvelsaint@ulpbc.org.

1700 N Australian Ave
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
561-833-1461
Mon - Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm