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Young Adults

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Are you a young adult living in Pierce County? Our free programs will build your life skills and kickstart your career!

Job Readiness & Exploration

Available services

  • Job search and job readiness assistance (writing a resume, interview preparation, building a career portfolio, leadership development)
  • Mentoring, guidance, life and career coaching
  • Career exploration and development assistance/Career assessment testing
  • Paid work experience/internship opportunities
  • Exploration into trades, skills or entrepreneurships

Education Services

Available services

  • Tutoring, study skills training
  • Post-high school planning
  • Post-secondary education support/educational planning
  • GED Services

Workshops & Skill Building

Available services

  • Occupational skills training and certifications to enhance your employability
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Financial literacy education
  • Information and referrals to other resources (i.e., housing, childcare, food, transportation)
  • LinkedIn Learning, 20,000+ courses

Support Services

Available services

  • Orca Cards, for those experiencing transportation barriers
  • EMAP, 24-hour counseling & support
  • Tech support
  • Retrieving personal identification documents (Social security cards, Birth certificates, Drivers licenses)
  • Funding for items such as interview clothing and hygiene products

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Connect to services

Denise Nicole’ Franklin
(253) 572-9008

About this provider

Palmer Scholars provides culturally responsive wraparound services to underrepresented young adults of color throughout Pierce County who are 18 years and older and have a high school diploma or GED. Palmer Scholars brings resources and expertise to provide streamlined, non-duplicative services while introducing participants to other youth initiatives available to them. Palmer Pathways Pre-Apprenticeship is a state-recognized apprenticeship prep program (Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council, LNI) focusing on construction trades pre-apprenticeship and transition to apprenticeship, trades-based employment, and technical college education.

Ily Brewer
(253) 905-1827

About this provider

Career TEAM provides high engagement with innovative technology approach to employment services for young adults ages 16 – 24 who are not connected to high school. Career TEAM connects young adults with opportunities to launch or continue a career pathway toward income stability and mobility by building educational and workforce skills.

The career pathway may include activities and connections to community and training providers, high school and GED completion programs, and internships. Each Young Adult will work with a dedicated Career Advisor who provides facilitation and navigation to and arrangements for academic, career or personal counseling, financial aid, childcare, housing, and other financial assistance that can be critical to the success.

Complete the form below to be contacted by an Employment Specialist

Partner Programs for Young Adults

Please note: The programs listed below are offered through another provider and require an application through them. Please apply through their website instead of the general Youth application form on this page.

Make up to $5,000 & build up your work experience.

Work Experience (WEX) Paid Internship Program

The (WEX) Work Experience Paid Internship Program is designed to provide meaningful work experience and career development opportunities.

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Partner Program

Pre-Employment Transition Services

Pre-Employment Transition services are available from The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) to young adults with a documented disability who are currently enrolled in school. Specific eligibility requirements apply.

To learn more, email Stacy Kidd at