Journey's End News
Journey’s End Awarded $350,000 from New York State for an Alternative to High School Program
Posted on 06/29/12
Journey’s End is proud to announce that we are the recipient of New York State Making a Connection (MAC) pilot project funding to develop and implement an alternative to high school program for refugee youth ages 16-21. The program will serve 500 students over the two year life of the contract providing employee readiness, GED preparation, vocational training, English as a Second Language, college preparation, and community orientation training to participating students.
The MAC program will provide refugee youth more than 250 hours of training towards achieving their educational and employment goals. The Making a Connection program will be a community-wide partnership led by Journey’s End including Buffalo Public Schools, The City of Buffalo - Mayor’s Summer Youth Program, Buffalo State College, Canisius College, Houghton College, Medaille College, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, SPCA, Cellino and Barnes, and other community partners. The MAC program fills an important need to help improve integration for refugee youth into our community. In addition to developing important programing, the MAC funding will allow Journey’s End to hire an additional five full-time employees