Education - Orlando

In Orlando, Covenant House Florida offers the Independent Living Track Program to prepare youth to become self-sufficient young adults.  The program incorporates classes that cover G.E.D. preparation, job readiness, and employment skills

GED Preparation - Most of the youths who come to Covenant House Florida do not have a high school diploma and are not currently attending school. Recognizing that education is a key component of adult success, we offer:

  • Morning and afternoon classes toward high school equivalency during the week
  • Individual tutoring
  • Assistance with testing fees

Job Readiness Education – This program features a curriculum of interactive classes on topics including:

  • Work ethics
  • Job search and interview techniques and support
  • Resumes, cover letters, and applications
  • Getting along with others on the job
  • Salaries, benefits, and budgeting

Employment Skill Building – Many of our youth have never been employed or have had short stints of employment at minimum-wage positions. To facilitate their progress from homelessness to productive lifestyles, youth in the tri-county area (Orange, Osceola, and Seminole) are guided into paid internship opportunities as a part of the Dove Program which is funded through CareerSource of Central Florida. 

Fort Lauderdale

Covenant House Florida 733 Breakers Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 Phone: (954) 561-5559 | Fax: (954) 565-6551 | Toll-Free: (800) 683-8338

Orlando

Covenant House Florida 5931 E. Colonial Drive Orlando, FL 32807 Phone: (407) 482-0404 | Fax: (407) 482-0657 | Toll-Free: (800) 441-4478