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Out Of School Youth Resource

All Counties: Child Inc. – Runaway and Homeless Youth Project

The goal of the Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) project is to reduce the rate of runaway and unnecessary out-of-home placements in New Castle County, Delaware. They offer the following services: short-term crisis shelters, 24-Hour hotline, counseling, and educational programs.
24-Hour Runaway Hotline (302) 762-6373
CHILD, Inc.
507 Philadelphia Pike
Wilmington, DE 19809
(302) 762-8989
http://www.childinc.com/youth-runaway-homeless.html

New Castle County: The Challenge Program

The Challenge Program is a private non-profit offering a Construction Training Program for out-of-school youth aged 18-21. Trainees enrolled in this program complete 700 hours of site-based construction training and educational work
1124 E. 7th St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302)655-0945
http://www.challengeprogram.org/

New Castle County: Multiple Alternative Program

Multiple Alternative Program (MAP) helps high school dropouts prepare for a high school diploma and provides referrals and transitions students to James H. Groves or other vocational or training programs. Program targets out-of-school students without diplomas who are ages 16-20.
James Groves Adult High School 1703 School Lane Wilmington DE 19808
(302) 683-3642

Additional location:
UAW Region 8 Training Center – 698 Old Baltimore Pike – Newark, DE 19702

New Castle County: West End Neighborhood House Life Lines

The Life Lines Programs serve current and former foster care youth ages 16-23. This programming is specially designed to help youth become self sufficient, contributing members of society.
710 North Lincoln Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 658-4171
http://www.westendnh.org/