Youth who are currently attending school are served in in-school youthThe Pee Dee offers many services to help disadvantaged youth (ages 16- 21) prepare for the workforce or begin their careers on the right path. We can help you identify your strengths and train for a career. In addition, we offer job and college placement assistance and connections to work experience opportunities. Our service providers and partners also help you prepare for a high school diploma or GED and earn college credits.

Who Do We Serve

Youth who are currently attending school are served in in-school youth programs and youth that may have dropped out or received their high school diploma and are in need of additional training or employment services are served in the out-of-school youth programs.
An eligible youth is an individual who
  • a) is not less than age 16 and not more than age 21;
  • b) is a low income individual; and
  • c) is an individual who is one or more of the following:
  • i. deficient in basic literacy skills
  • ii. a school dropout
  • iii. Homeless, a runaway, or a foster child
  • iv. Pregnant or a parent
  • v. An offender
  • vi. An individual who required additional assistance to complete an educational program, or to secure and hold employment.
Low income is dependent upon the family size as described below:
Size of Family Unit              Non-Metro         Metropolitan (Florence County)
  • 1                                          10,890                  10,890
  • 2                                          14,710                   14,710
  • 3                                          18,583                   18,998
  • 4                                          22,940                   23,454
  • 5                                          27,071                   27,682
  • 6                                          31,659                   32,375
  • 7                                          36,247                   37,069
  • 8                                         40,835                   41,762
For families larger than 8, add for each additional person in the family: $4,588 for non-metropolitan and $4,694 for metropolitan