Employment + Education

The Education + Employment Program will increase meaningful education and employment options for youth experiencing the highest barriers by educating the community, advocating for innovative solutions and creating a flexible training and support system for youth.

Youth Employment Support
 A range of services designed to meet youths’ unique needs empower them to make the next step in their educational or professional career. We assist youth with vital document retrieval, résumé creation and other job-seeking skills.
Youth Ambassadors
We recognize that youth who experience the most barriers to employment need creative opportunities and holistic support to achieve their goals. Our goal is to create positions for and employ HQ youth as ambassador and to provide leadership opportunities for members.
Partner Employer Development
Connections to employers who are committed to working with HQ members is critical as youth build their job skills and work experience. HQ has partnerships with over 25 diverse employers who are fully engaged and supporting at least one youth’s employment placement.


For more information or to get involved, call 616-406-3945, or email Employment + Education Manager Samuel Jones.