Career Pathways

GED and Adult Basic Education Classes

We work with youth independently to create a success plan tailored for their success…

A good education is fundamental to achieving financial independence as well as a successful career. Covenant House Washington offers a flexible GED preparation program that allows young people ages 18-24 to follow their dreams by successfully completing their high school education.  Our curriculum focuses on the mastery of subject matter tested during the GED exam- Science, Social Studies, Mathematics, and Language Arts.  Our experienced and compassionate teachers and volunteers work closely with youth, offering one-on-one tutoring and mentoring to ensure youth’s confidence and educational success.

Covenant House provides youth with transportation assistance to and from our Community Service Center as well as meals and childcare (for youth who are eligible) to help alleviate barriers to attending classes.

Covenant House Washington’s Job Readiness Center (JRC) helps young people gain skills in a specific vocation and also learn what they need to know about job hunting and the professional world.  Skills taught to young people include:

  • Interviewing
  • Resume Building
  • Workplace Ethics & Behavior
  • Proper Workplace Attire
  • Computer Skills
  • Networking
  • Effective Communication

Helping our youth find jobs is the most important step to ensuring their financial independence and future success.  Staff are sensitive to the fears that young people experience when it comes to looking for employment and handling the responsibility that keeping a job requires. They know that not all the answers can be found in a classroom or a textbook, so they make themselves available to youth by listening to their concerns and offering reassurance.  That often includes pre-interview pep talks, or even just help with choosing the right outfit for that important first meeting.