Youth who are currently attending school are served in in-school youthThe Pee Dee offers many services to help disadvantaged youth (ages 16- 21) prepare for the workforce or begin their careers on the right path. We can help you identify your strengths and train for a career. In addition, we offer job and college placement assistance and connections to work experience opportunities. Our service providers and partners also help you prepare for a high school diploma or GED and earn college credits.
Who Do We Serve
Youth who are currently attending school are served in in-school youth programs and youth that may have dropped out or received their high school diploma and are in need of additional training or employment services are served in the out-of-school youth programs.
An eligible youth is an individual who
a) is not less than age 16 and not more than age 21;
b) is a low income individual; and
c) is an individual who is one or more of the following:
i. deficient in basic literacy skills
ii. a school dropout
iii. Homeless, a runaway, or a foster child
iv. Pregnant or a parent
v. An offender
vi. An individual who required additional assistance to complete an educational program, or to secure and hold employment.
Low income is dependent upon the family size as described below:
Size of Family Unit Non-Metro Metropolitan (Florence County)
1 10,890 10,890
2 14,710 14,710
3 18,583 18,998
4 22,940 23,454
5 27,071 27,682
6 31,659 32,375
7 36,247 37,069
8 40,835 41,762
For families larger than 8, add for each additional person in the family:
$4,588 for non-metropolitan and $4,694 for metropolitan
An Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities.