Mississippi Youth Providers

Youth Providers in Mississippi

9 organizations in Mississippi are dedicated to offering job training, internships, and employment opportunities for young people, enabling them to acquire valuable work experience. Here's a brief overview of youth service providers in Mississippi:

Data source: CareerOneStop, August 2023

1. Climb Community Development Corporation (CLIMB) CDC

YouthBuild is a community-based alternative education program that provides job training and educational opportunities for at-risk youth ages 16-24. Youth learn construction skills while constructing or rehabilitating affordable housing for low-income or homeless families in their own neighborhoods.Climb CDC also offers training tracks in Culinary and Hospitality, Conservation, and Medical Assistant fields. Youth split their time between the job site and the classroom, where they earn their high school diploma or equivalency degree, learn to be community leaders, and prepare for college and other postsecondary training opportunities.YouthBuild includes significant support systems, such as a mentoring, follow-up education, employment, and personal counseling services; and participation in community service and civic engagement.

  • Address: 1526 Mills Avenue Gulfport, MS 39501
  • Phone: 228-864-6677

2. Coahoma Community College

The Workforce Development Center is committed to training for the future workforce. Classes and curriculum are developed to provide short-term training for individuals seeking to enter the workforce or upgrade their skills.

  • Address: 3240 Friars Point Rd. Clarksdale, MS 38614
  • Phone: 662-627-2571

3. Goodwill Industries of South Mississippi

Goodwill Industries of South Mississippi helps people with barriers to employment achieve and maintain employment to gain a better quality of life. Goodwill provides jobs, training, and counseling.

  • Address: 11975 Seaway Rd Ste A140 Gulfport, MS 39503
  • Phone: 228-863-2323

4. Mid-State Opportunity, Inc

This program provides work experience and employability skills training to economically disadvantaged 16 - 21 year old, low-income, out-of-school youth. The participants attend basic skills classes to prepare them for the GED Examination and employability skills classes to prepare them for a school to work transition.

  • Address: Post Office Box 270 Charleston, MS 38921
  • Phone: 662-647-2463
  • Email: [email protected]

5. Mississippi Action for Community Education

YouthBuild participants earn their GED while learning valuable job skills and a marketable trade in construction, while engaging in community service projects. MACE YouthBuild rebuilds hope, changing lives and communities.MACE YouthBuild is an eight-month to two-year youth development program. Participants gain construction skills and work experience by building houses for low-income families. In the classroom, participants prepare for the GED or work toward a high school diploma, receive basic literacy education, and/or prepare for a college education. Participants assume a leadership role through involvement in a youth policy committee and community activities.

  • Address: 119 South Theobald Street Greenville, MS 38701
  • Phone: 662-335-3523
  • Email: [email protected]

6. Mississippi ChalleNGe Academy

The Youth ChalleNGe Academy (YCA) is part of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program. We serve male & female at-risk youth, 16-18 years of age.

  • Address: Building 80 Halloran Ave. Camp Shelby, MS 39407-5500
  • Phone: 800-507-6253
  • Email: [email protected]

7. North Central Planning & Development District

NCPDD WIOA Career to Counseling (C2C) Youth Program will offer eligible youth work ethics training and an opportunity to secure a paid work experience job with a local employer. The program will serve eligible youth 21 years old or younger who live in Attala, Carroll, Grenada, Holmes, Leflore, Montgomery and Yalobusha Counties.Youth who are need to increase basic literacy skills will be provided with tutoring to increase reading, math and language scores. Youth who did not receive a high school diploma and have not yet received a GED will be referred to the appropriate ABE/GED location within the county to work toward furthering their educational goals. Youth will also participate in educational workshops, mock interviews, mentoring, community service projects and develop their resumes while enrolled in the program.

  • Address: 28 Industrial Park Blvd Winona, MS 38967
  • Phone: 662-283-4614
  • Email: [email protected]

8. South Panola School District

SPSD is fully accredited by the Mississippi Department of Education as well as AdvancED. A rigorous curriculum is in place to challenge students each day through the regular course offerings, as well as the opportunities for students to excel in MERIT (gifted curriculum), Dual Credit/Enrollment, and AP course offerings in all four subject areas at the secondary level.

  • Address: 209 Boothe Street Batesville, MS 38606
  • Phone: 662-563-9361
  • Email: [email protected]


Our mission is to provide quality services in a timely manner to individual/families in need by mobilizing all available resources to enhance the economic and social conditions that encourages family values and promotes self-sufficiency and stability.

  • Address: Post Office Box 1813 Greenville, MS 38701
  • Phone: 662-378-8663

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