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The Wheeler Creek CDC “Earn As You Learn” initiative offers incentives to young offenders (18-24), referred by CSOSA, who lack a high school diploma or a GED to participate in a 26-week educational process that will improve educational functioning and lead to attainment of a GED or High School Diploma and/or transition to on-going educational activities, workforce readiness training or employment.

The goals of the Earn As You Learn Initiative are to:

  •  Create enhanced educational opportunities

  •   Create opportunities for academic enrichment

  •   Increase the chance for young adults and employers to become involved with their    community

  •   Increase opportunities and training for workforce readiness

  •   Increase financial literacy and planning

  •   Provide leadership development education

  •   Provide incentives for savings and the accumulation of assets

  •   Connect young adults to caring professionals, tutors and mentoring support

The program is offered in partnership with Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia (CSOSA).

Kahlil Kuykendall

Director of Education

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