Education - fort lauderdale

Covenant House Florida offers job readiness training and life skills instruction through our Y.E.S. (Youth Enrichment Services) program, a comprehensive program that covers education, skill building and job readiness for youth.

Education – Most of the youth 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

Skill Building – Many of our older youth are unable to return to their families and are eager to live on their own; however, most have either never been employed or have had short stints of employment at minimum-wage positions. To facilitate their progress from homelessness to productive lifestyles, we offer:

      Life Skills Education through intensive one-to-one case management and group counseling to foster mastery of:

  • Daily living skills including appropriate personal hygiene, laundry procedures, techniques for cleaning bathrooms and living areas, and using a map and schedule to identify bus routes, and self-empowerment skills including wise money management, abstinence and relationships, stress management, positive recreation, community service and cultured awareness.

     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


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


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