The Work Appreciation for Youth (WAY)

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Scientific Rating:
Not able to be Rated
See scale of 1-5
Child Welfare System Relevance Level:
See descriptions of 3 levels

About This Program

The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. The Work Appreciation for Youth (WAY) has been reviewed by the CEBC in the area of: Youth Transitioning Into Adulthood Programs, but lacks the necessary research evidence to be given a Scientific Rating.

Target Population: Adolescent boys and girls in residential treatment facilities or foster care

For children/adolescents ages: 12 – 18

Brief Description

The WAY program was designed to help youth make a successful transition back to their home communities, and gain the attitudes and skills needed to become productive and self-sufficient adults.

The WAY program features a progression of learning and responsibility in replicated job settings and real employment. It also has a counseling component providing a five-year commitment to residents who reach the highest level of the program.

Program Goals:

The goals of the The Work Appreciation for Youth (WAY) program are:

  • Help young people finish high school allowing successful entry into adult employment
  • Instill positive feelings about education and work
  • Teach young people skills for getting and holding a job
  • Help participants plan for their futures and acquire a sense of control over their lives

Contact Information

Richard Larson
Title: Director of Program Scholarship and Aftercare
Agency/Affiliation: The Children's Village
Phone: (914) 693-0600 x6201
Fax: (914) 693-7775

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: June 2014

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: September 2006

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: September 2006