WHAM
WORKPLACE HELP AND MENTORING

Workplace Help and Mentoring (WHAM) is an employment program designed to connect young adults ages 15-29 looking for job opportunities with local businesses. This program provides them with life skills and hands-on employment experience. The goal of the program is to prepare young adults for the workforce by creating mentoring relationships and exposing them to the daily routines of paid employment. If they are assessed as suitable for the program, they will participate in a paid three-day employment preparation placement at Street Culture Project. During these three days, participants will obtain the required skills to confidently navigate through daily employment including general workplace expectations, applicable workplace training, etiquette and employment preparation. Once youth have successfully completed the initial employment skills training with Street Culture, they will then be transitioned into the WHAM Business Placement Pool to successfully utilized their skills. All employment placements are paid. Young adults are referred to the WHAM program through community agencies or by personal interest.