Posted on September 6, 2018 by admin
NEW HAVEN, CT – Marrakech, Inc. has been awarded a $10,000 contribution from AT&T to support its New Haven Work to Learn program, a youth educational/vocational program providing supportive services to assist youth as they transition into adulthood.
Through Marrakech Youth Coaches, the program provides training and services in the following areas: education, vocational employment, financial literacy, life skills, personal and community connections, physical and mental health, and housing. The program helps struggling young adults develop the life and work skills necessary to find employment and pursue educational goals that will lead to self-sufficiency. All areas of skill building are conducted on site at the program located in New Haven.
The AT&T contribution will support several stipends for students who are participating in educational, employment, financial literacy and life skills groups, as well as on-site youth businesses and community internships.
“The youth we support come to us facing a multitude of barriers and unfortunately this type of programming has been cut time and time again. These services significantly increase self-sufficiency and quality of life, create positive community participation and develop natural supports within our neighborhood. It is only out of the foresight and generosity of our community partners to invest in these outcomes for people. We thank AT&T for many years of insight and support” said Heather Latorra, Marrakech Inc. CEO.
“I was happy to nominate Marrakech for its Youth Coaches program which provides tremendous support for young people who have some difficulties in moving forward with their lives. The AT&T grant will be instrumental as they develop skills that will ultimately aid them in becoming productive, mature adults.’’ said Connecticut House Republican Leader Themis Klarides
“AT&T aims to identify organizations that are making real differences in the lives of local students and families, and this organization is a prime example,” said John Emra, President AT&T Connecticut. “Marrakech’s New Haven Work to Learn program is a significant resource for the community, and we are very proud to offer our support to help them impact more local youth.”