Youth Works is an eligibility based program. Participants must be low-income at the time of enrollment and have one or more barriers to employment. These include but are not limited to: criminal history, basic skills deficient, no work experience, single parent home, child of an incarcerated parent, etc.

We can take individuals as young as 14 and up to 24 years.  Primarily, we are looking for those who have just graduated and don’t have a plan for their lives.

For more information contact:

  • Alvin Jones (434-455-5941)
The ideal candidate for the Youth Works program is someone who is motivated and excited about their future, but needs a little extra support to get there.

  • Don’t know what you want to do?
  • Can’t afford the certificate or training program you need?
  • Want to increase your interviewing and workplace skills?
  • Never had a job before?

We offer the following services to individuals who are eligible for our program

  • Participants are eligible for a $100 check with completion of 4 Work Readiness Classes! They are offered once a month   and cover topics such as interviewing skills, dressing for success, workplace bullying, time management, conflict  resolution and more.


Weekly Orientation:

1st & 3rd Mondays at 9:00 a.m. (Please arrive before 9:00 am for admittance to the orientation; late arrivals will not able to enter orientation)

Location: Region 2000 Workforce Center

Address: 3125 Odd Fellows Road, Lynchburg, VA 24501

Phone: (434) 455-5940

Monthly Youth Orientation every 3rd Tuesday at 3:00 pm (Please arrive before 3:00 pm for admittance into the orientation; late arrivals will not be able to enter orientation)

Location: YouthWorks Center

Address: 1516 Florida Avenue, Lynchburg, VA 24501

Phone: (434) 455-5941

Documents Needed for Enrollment

This list can seem daunting, but we promise to work with you to get these documents and get you enrolled. Anything you can bring during the first meeting is helpful!

  • Personal Identification—an ID card or driver’s license along with a social security card is ideal. However, we can use birth certificates, passports, etc.
  • School Verification—if you are in school, your administrator will need to verify that for us. If you are out of school, we will either need a release or drop-out letter from the school or your diploma. If you are over 18 and have dropped out, these are not applicable.
  • Income Verification—If you or your parents receive any sort of social service aid (TANF, SNAP, etc), we will need documentation. If you are working, we will need at least your last pay stub.
  • Barrier Identification—birth certificates for any of your children, court documents or letters from probation, letter from a shelter providing temporary housing, social service letter indicating household size, etc..

YouthWorks Programs provide work experience and/or academic activities to enable students to be work ready upon graduation. Region 2000 Youthworks serves Juniors and Seniors in high school and out-of school youth through age 24. Although the different programs offered provide varying levels of services based on the needs of the individual, all have the same basic goal; to provide work experience and/or academic activities to enable students to be work ready upon graduation from high school or complete education and training programs that lead to employment.

Contact YouthWorks at: P: 434-455-5941   F: 434-455-5942
Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:00pm