DavidsonWorks provides information about and referrals to a number of services designed to help young people complete high school, receive a GED, enroll in community college and/or receive training necessary for a good job. DavidsonWorks staff members can provide one-on-one counseling to help you map out a plan for getting your high school diploma and any additional education or occupational skills training you need.
Year Round Youth Program
Get REAL is an alternative school that offers youth ages 16-21 an opportunity to obtain their Adult High School Diploma, career exploration, and preparation and assistance with vocational training and/or finding employment. Get REAL is located at 220 East First Avenue Extension in Lexington; and is a collaborative effort among DavidsonWorks, Davidson County Community College and three local public school systems in Davidson County. For more information click here,
or call Eric Torrence at (336) 242-2217.
Davidson County Youth Community Resources Information Link
Other Links for Youth:
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