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Educational Reentry Program

The Educational Reentry Program provides individualized case management services to youth who have dropped out of high school and now have the commitment to obtain their high school diploma or GED and to continue with post-secondary education, additional training or entering the workforce. The program helps participants access education, employment, training and support services to succeed in the labor market, and provides the skills to compete in a global economy.


By matching a dedicated Career Coach to work one-on-one with each student, we provide a comprehensive support system to help them realize their greatest potential. Funded through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), students receive:

  • Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling, and Adult Mentoring 
  • Work Readiness, Life / Soft Skills, and Financial Literacy Training 
  • Internship and Work Experience Opportunities 
  • Supportive Services, including Childcare and Transportation Assistance 
  • Post-Secondary Education Application and Transition Assistance 
  • Career Counseling and Assessment

The Fourteen Elements 

The Educational Reentry Program provides each participant with 14 elements of service: 

  • Tutoring, study skills, and instruction
  • Alternative secondary school or dropout recovery services, as appropriate
  • Paid and unpaid work opportunities: summer, pre-apprenticeship, internships/job shadowing, and on-the-job training
  • Occupational skills training
  • Education offered concurrently with workforce preparation
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Supportive services, such as financial assistance, as appropriate and approved
  • Adult Mentoring
  • Preparatory Activities leading to post-secondary education and training
  • Follow-up for a minimum of 12 months
  • Comprehensive guidance and counseling
  • Financial literacy education
  • Entrepreneurial skills training
  • Services that provide labor market and employment information

Students Who Qualify

In order to participate, each applicant must:

  • Live in Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Greene, Jackson, Jasper, Madison, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe or Walton Counties
  • Be between the ages of 16-24 years old
  • Be committed to completing their GED or High School Diploma, and entering the workforce or post-secondary education upon graduation
  • Score a minimum score on the TABE test
  • Plan to enroll in Foothills Charter High School or Lanier Technical College Accelerated Opportunity Program
  • Provide:
    • Their most recent High School Transcript and Official Withdrawal Form from High School
    • Photo ID
    • Birth Certificate
    • Social Security Card and
    • Proof of Income

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