Youth Services

A comprehensive range of resources are available to help our area's youth manuever the steps to improve their education and skill competencies and to better prepare for successful employment. 

  • Explore your interests and abilities
  • Explore careers
  • Develop a career plan to acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities for your chosen career path

An individual plan of services is developed for each youth to meet their unique needs for education and/or career goals. Strategies used vary depending on the needs of younger and older youth, both in-school and out-of-school.


Services that may be available

  • Re-enrollment in school
  • Credit recovery
  • GED preparation and completion
  • Job preparation assistance
  • Skills training for employability
  • Paid work experience
  • Transportation assistance
  • College/career development counseling
  • Scholarship/financial aid application assistance
  • Business and industry tours
  • Adult mentoring



To discuss these and other services available for youth please contact a youth services representative at Michigan Works!

Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.)
422 East South Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone: 269-349-9676
Fax: 269-349-6852

Goodwill Industries of Central Michigan's Heartland
4820 Wayne Street
Battle Creek, MI  49037
Phone: 866-725-0534
Fax: 888-452-5968

Branch County Service Center
210 Vista Drive
Coldwater, MI  49036
Phone: 517-278-0200
Fax: 517-278-0221

Calhoun County Service Center
135 Hamblin Avenue
Battle Creek, MI  49017
Phone: 269-660-1412
Fax: 269-965-3653

Kalamazoo County Service Center
1601 S. Burdick Street
Kalamazoo, MI  49001
Phone: 269-383-2536
Fax:  269-383-3785

St. Joseph County Service Center
16587 Enterprise Drive
Three Rivers, MI  49093
Phone: 269-271-2717
Fax: 269-273-3002

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