Precious Perks provides opportunities through A Precious Child’s Social Enterprise Coffee and Gift Shop for young adults, 16-24-year-olds, who are currently out of school and without employment, helping them with training, obtaining and retaining employment.
As of 2021, 65,300 16-24 year olds in Colorado are neither in school nor the workforce. U.S. employers say the inability to find qualified workers is their biggest obstacle to growth, while at the same time more than 75% of youth express concerns about whether they have the skills necessary to secure a job.
With a focus on diversity, inclusion and belonging, participants of Precious Perks learn how to navigate the professional workforce and the many obstacles they will face. Providing continued mentorship and opportunities with A Precious Child’s multiple programs will allow the participants to feel secure and supported to help keep them on the pathway toward self-reliance.
Precious Perks combines social services, community support, job training and education. Over their training period, participants will have strategic short-term, mid-term and long-term achievements. The participants will have hands-on experience and supervision through the Precious Perks Coffee and Gift Shop giving them the unique opportunity to participate locally in an individual-focused wrap-around workforce development plan.