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Open Hand Of Fredericksburg

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Employment
  • Faith-Based

Location

200 Prince Edward StreetFredericksburg, VA 22401 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Open Hand seeks to empower youth ages 14 to 19, their families and the community by providing needed resources to build skills and confidence, so they can identify and pursue opportunities that inspire and create a vision for the future.

Description

Open Hand runs two programs to empower youth and their families in our area, PEARLS and GRAD.

PEARLS is a ​​partnership with Planning District 16 local high schools’ alternative education programs. The PEARLS program teaches life skills building, work readiness and, career/college exploration. Together they serve students who have been suspended or removed from regular high school classes.

GRAD is a summer internship program whose purpose is to propel under resourced youth into the workforce while providing them with the resources that inspire confidence and foster skills that will secure sustainable lifetime employment. GRAD offers paid summer employment, mentoring, workshops, job preparation, life skills, character formation, and leadership development.

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