Youth Services


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 Are you 16-24years old and low income?  Do you live in either Penobscot, Piscataquis or Hancock County?  Are you ready to take charge of your life and find a job that will help you build a career? 

 If you answered "YES" then EMDC YouthFORCE is for you! 


Contact Us Now! 


EMDC's YouthFORCE program works with young adults who are homeless, have a criminal record, need a highschool diploma or HiSET, are pregnant or parenting, have a physical or learning disability or are facing other challenges that make finding employment difficult.


YouthFORCE works with each person individually helping them discover their interests and putting them on a path to a successful future.


YouthFORCE can help with things like:

Training & Education Resources such as:

  • HSD or GED Assistance
  • Vocational & Technical Training Assistance
  • Help with college courses
  • Certifications inlcuding CNA, First Aid/CPR, ServSafe & many more!
  • Assistance with Adult Education programs

Employment & Career Assistance such as:

  • Career assessments & exploration
  • Career guidance & counseling
  • Work Readiness training and direction
  • Intensive job search assistance
  • Resume creation and interview preparation


  • Financial support for services such as child care or transportation costs
  • Trade specific tools
  • Interview clothing & uniforms
  • Connections to community resources
  • Tutoring & study skills assistance
  • Leadership development & mentoring