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To help youth with disabilities achieve post-secondary educational goals by providing comprehensive transition services. Youth career counselors collaborate with school administrators, guidance counselors, special services staff, and parents to support and equip students in their pursuit of post-secondary education or vocational training.

Service Area:

  • Jackson County
  • Union County
  • Johnson County
  • Alexander County
  • Massac County
  • Pulaski County
  • Williamson County

Youth Career Counseling:

Our youth career counselors provide transition planning for students beginning in their junior year, including helping the student plan a course of study that will most readily prepare the student for post secondary education or vocational training. Youth career counselors coordinate any necessary assessments to measure the student's academic performance and career interests. This information will aid the student in determining his or her specific academic or vocational goals. Youth career counselors along with the student and parents will create a plan of action to assist the student in meeting the student's goals.

Transition services are comprehensive and include planning to circumvent any foreseeable obstacles that may prevent the student from successfully completing their post secondary education or vocational training. Some of the steps our youth career counselors assist with include (but are not limited to) applying for state and federal financial aid, completing application materials for community college or university, developing a transportation plan, and connecting the student with on-campus tutoring services or academic resource center. Continued support will be provided post enrollment in an educational or vocational program.

Transition Services:

  • Course selection
  • Remediation tools
  • Assessments
  • Applying for Financial Aid
  • Applying to college or university
  • Enrollment at university
  • Transportation plan development