Faith Foundation Resources (FFR) is pleased to announce that the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has provided a one-year, $50,000 grant to support the HYPE (Helping Young People to Employment) Job Program in Flint. The grant was made to Metro Community Development, a fiduciary for the Flint work of Faith Foundation Resources.
The HYPE program provides professional career and educational training skills to youth and young adults ages 16-24, empowering them with tools to become productive, responsible, self-determined members of society. The purpose of the HYPE program is designed to ensure the success of young people in Flint through employment training and personal financial education as they prepare for life.
“What makes our program different from other job training programs is our financial and credit components, class sizes, job placement and six-month tracking of all graduates,” said Executive Director Angela Lots.
“Our program is unique and innovative because it allows young people to prepare for their first employment experience. We train them to be prepared for the other big firsts in their lives,” added Lots.
The grant will allow FFR to expand the program to service more youth in Flint.
The HYPE program is already underway this year at Flex High School 4121 Martin Luther King Ave. in Flint. For more information, contact Executive Director Angela Lots at 810 766-9335.