The mission of Our House is to provide the opportunity for at-risk adolescents to become happy, healthy, and productive. The Our House Program is more than just a job skills training program. It includes development of the entire individual, providing the trainees with a full set of skills for success.
WHAT WE DO
Our House strives to inspire youth by opening their minds to the incredible potential that is within them and helping that potential to unfold, resulting in a happy, healthy, and successful young adult who is ready to become a positive influence in their communities and society.
HOW WE DO THIS
Industry Recognized Certifications
Participants will have the opportunity to earn an Industry Recognized Certifications as developed or supported by business and industry to verify student mastery technical skills competencies in an occupational area that align.
The Workforce Development training will be based on the four of the five in-demand industries in the Washington Metropolitan Area.
12 Month Career Pathway
A 12-month plan of short and long-term goals (includes educational, employment and personal support services needed) will be developed for each participant. The plan should be used to track services to be delivered and should regularly be reviewed and updated as changes occur.
The academic program for Our House is one of the most essential and key elements to your overall well-being and productive milestones for graduating from the Program. To this end, the academic at Our House are as follows:
High School Diploma
- Assist with high school enrollment
- Locate tutors to assist with deficiencies
- Assist with PSAT/ACT
- Finding College prep courses
- IEP Evaluation
- Schedule test date
- Prioritize subjects of challenge
- SAT/ACT enrollment
- Locating Scholarships
- Trio programs
- College Portfolio
- FASFA application
- College Applications
Services needed to assist the participants to be successful in achieving their goals. This may include transportation, work uniforms, interview clothing, work related tools etc.
1.1 Program Description
Our House is a residential group home providing services for males between sixteen and 21 who are court adjudicated either delinquent or dependent. The structured program is educational and vocational centric wrapped with therapeutic services and a behavior-based privilege system. We adjusted the vocational training from construction to address the youth’s interests and changing job market. We partnered with community organizations to provide a broad range of employment readiness (resume, interviewing) and vocational training (information technology, customer service, road crew flagging, HVAC). We integrate with Montgomery County Public Schools for education and have a GED program on our campus.