The recipient proposes to develop and implement an employment program for youth involved in the justice system. The program will offer youth an opportunity to gain employment that is meaningful and of interest to them, earn a livable income, increase their self confidence and self esteem, encourage a healthy lifestyle, and connect them with community. The pre-employment phase will focus on developing and enhancing job readiness including resumé preparation, interview skills, and securing certificates such as FoodSafe, First Aid or other requirements for their job choices. They will also address workplace communication, conflict resolution, work ethic, punctuality, etc. Assistance will be provided in setting up a bank account, acquiring appropriate work clothes and equipment and ensuring they have a sufficient transportation allowance. The youth will continue to be fully supported by the program during a twelve week internship. The employer will provide workplace experience and invaluable mentorship to the youth.