Family and Youth Services
Family and Youth Services utilizes innovative strategies to support students, families and schools, leveraging a multi-generation approach and partnering with community organizations to provide whole child and wrap around supports and programming.
The Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Center is the one-stop hub that connects students, families and our community with free services to increase their economic self-sufficiency and academic success.
All services are free and open to all community members 16 and older– not just DPS parents.
The Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Family Connect Program operates through the lens of a multi-generation theoretical framework which focuses on addressing the needs of both the child and the adults in their lives together through voluntary services that are intended to educate and support families to make connections with resources that improve family stability in order to improve educational outcomes for their children.
The WIOA program removes barriers to a youth’s academic and career success by providing individual case management centered around an individualized goal plan. Through targeted case management support, youth are expected to increase math and literacy skills by two grade levels, complete an educational certification and secure unsubsidized, sustainable, career-based employment. WIOA programming supports the whole child but is most often specifically used to aid in finding employment and funding youth development.
The Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides youth access to workforce development, career exposure, and opportunities to further their individual passions and goals through foundational work experience opportunities with local organizations, businesses and other high growth industries. Youth receive support from the FACE SYEP Job Coaches and through mentorship and coaching from local leaders, business owners, and community members.