The Dahl Family Youth Education & Career Development Center

"Fostering Successful Futures Through Positive Relationships, Education and Career Development" Nurturing and empowering youth one step at a time

The Dahl Family Youth Education and Career Development Center provides academic and career development services for youth aged 18 – 21. Students can study to take the GED, recover credit, earn original credit and prepare for transition to post-secondary education and/or career training opportunities.

What Is It?

Our instructional staff and leadership are professional educators with years of experience in innovative educational programming for youth and young adults from diverse backgrounds who have faced barriers to success in the past.  We work hard to set students up for success by clearing barriers and providing resources that allow them to focus on their studies.

Program outline
  1. Pre-Assessment to determine academic level
  2. Orientation to learn expectations and complete intake process
  3. Pre-GED tutoring lead by a licensed teacher and volunteer tutors
  4. Classroom based GED instruction taught by licensed teachers
  5. Assistance with FAFSA process
  6. Career Development training
  7. Work experience
  8. College search and placement assistance
  9. Case management to clear barriers to learning
  10. GED exam (paid for by SE Works)
  11. Support with transition to post-secondary college or career
  12. One year of support after completion of SE Works program
How we support students to clear barriers
  1. SE Works pays for GED ready pretest
  2. SE Works pays for GED tests
  3. Breakfast and lunch are provided
  4. Assistance with daycare, healthcare, and housing referrals
  5. On site Pearson GED test center

To learn more about our program, call 503.772.2309 to inquire about orientation.

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