DHS Youth Empowerment Series (YES)
he Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Youth Empowerment Series (YES)
is accepting applicants for the 2018-19 school year, and we would love
to have high school students from your community be a part of our
YES offers students an opportunity to participate in several workshops centered on youth development and engagement, such as goal setting, public speaking, resume building and community service activities.
The core values underlying the program seek to provide youth with a
blueprint to implement change in their community. Students in the
program will provide their input and insight on current issues, build
workforce skills and develop as leaders. Through career panels,
networking and participation, students in the program will also gain
exposure to policy and understand how DHS serves Georgians.
the sessions, we will introduce the services offered by DHS. Students
will hear from representatives that work in our divisions of Aging
Services, Child Support Services and Family and Children Services. Then,
students will be given a chance to provide their input and insight on
these services. For more information, the program details can be found
The application for participation can be found here. The deadline to apply is April 13th.
students must commit to attending four Saturday sessions in their
region of the state throughout the 2018-19 school year. Transportation
For any questions, please feel free to contact Deshane.Velasquez@dhs.ga.gov or 404-463-0745.