Gateway Youth Program

NEMCC Tiger Works offers the opportunity for qualifying individuals to participate in the GATEWAY Youth Program. The goal with each youth is to provide one-on-one counseling to develop a “truly personalized” Individual Service Strategy (ISS) that helps the youth with short and long-term school/career goals. A counselor assists participants in character development so they may begin the path to a better and brighter future and so much more:

  • One-on-one counseling
  • Increase your literacy skills
  • Complete the Essential Job Skills Training receiving a certificate
  • Complete your High School Equivalency (HSE)/GED
  • Complete work experience
  • Enter career pathways, college, advanced training, military, or workforce
  • Obtain much-needed INDUSTRY and NATIONAL certifications such as WorkKeys Career Readiness Certification(CRC), Certiport Suite, IC3 Certification, OPAC Certification, and MS Smart Start Pathway Certification

Essential Job Skills Training:

  • Appearance & Dress
  • Social Media
  • Attitude & Body Language
  • Attendance & Punctuality
  • Communication & Following Instructions
  • Problem Solving & Critical Thinking
  • Financial Awareness

Criteria for Admissions:

  • Not attending or enrolled in any school
  • Not younger than 16 and not more than age 24
  • Is in one or more of the following categories:
    • A high school dropout
    • Within compulsory school attendance age, but not attended school for at least the most recent complete school year calendar quarter
    • An individual who is subject to the Juvenile or adult justice system
    • Homeless, a runaway, or a foster child or has aged out of the foster-care system, or in an out-of-home placement
    • Pregnant or parenting
    • Individual with a disability
    • Have attained a secondary school diploma a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent (HSE), who is:
      • Low income and Basic skills deficient or
      • English language learner or
      • Low-income individual who requires additional assistance to enter an educational program or to secure or hold employment

Call or email us today for more information!

Cassandra Evans
Gateway Coordinator
662.720.7574 Telephone
662.720.7464 Fax

In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX, Educational Amendments of 1972 of the Higher Education Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Board of Trustees of Northeast Mississippi Community College hereby assures that no one shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, disability, or sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the college.

The Mississippi Partnership is an equal opportunity employer/program; auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Those needing TDD assistance may call 202.693.6515.