For Youth



Every kid has a dream, but for many, their dreams are dying. Twenty-percent of young people live in poverty. In many neighborhoods, high school dropout rates exceed 50%. Dropouts are 8 times more likely to go to prison than to return to school. Powered for Life is a powerful tool to lead young people in your community to know who God is, uncover their gifts and talents, live with hope and a sense of purpose, and help them dream for the future.



In addition to job readiness skills, students will gain a biblical understanding of their identity and value. We are made in God’s image with unique skills and abilities. He loves us, has a purpose and plan for our lives, and wants to be in relationship with us.


Students will have the opportunity to develop strong character. Following God’s design for us to live in faith, perseverance, obedience, and love allows us to rise above difficult circumstances and develop strong character. Character is the most important feature we can offer our employer.


In addition to the training, every JfL student has a JfL champion (a mentor or a group of mentors) who provides the student friendship and support both during the training and following graduation. With this training and support system, churches and community organizations provide a reliable, trustworthy workforce to meet the pressing employment needs of companies in their area.


Churches and organizations purchase training materials that include a curriculum, tools and resources needed to implement a Jobs for Life class. During 8 weeks and 16 sessions, you will walk with students and cover topics such as:

  • How to overcome roadblocks
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Resumes/Interviewing skills
  • Customer service satisfaction
  • Higher educational opportunities
  • Locating summer/part time entry 
  • Their God-given gifts and purpose
    • Building healthy relationships
    • Strengthening communication skills
    • Managing conflict
    • Business and community resources
    • Earning money for a secure future
    • Right choices that lead to success
    • How to live by faith


    As a part of Jobs for Life, you will receive access to online resources and training materials that will equip your volunteer leaders at your church or organization to implement the Jobs for Life class. You will receive:

    • Unlimited access to curriculum, tools, and resources to conduct classes, including Student Workbooks, Instructor Guides, and Career Assessments
    • Use of the JfL brand and likeness to promote your ministry
    • Access to online tools that track your site’s progress and measure impact
    • The ability to archive and retrieve class, student, and volunteer data for future use
    • Ways to publicize your upcoming classes and impact to the world through JfL’s website
    • Forums to connect to site leaders and volunteers around the globe to learn best practices, have opportunities for collaboration, and encouragement
    • Customer support, training and coaching from JfL headquarters and experienced JfL leaders

    To learn more about starting your Powered for Life class, just click on the following links: