We can help you find the services, education option, job, housing, or other supports that fit YOUR goals.
The Network is a one-stop shop for understanding what services and programs are available to Louisville’s youth (ages 16-24) that are not in school, working, or simply need support. Through the Network youth will have the opportunity to receive wrap around services, support, and mentorship.
The Network Core Partners include:
Youth Engagement Services provides network coordination, connection, and evaluation.
CSYA brings new programs into the Network and connects them together.
Goodwill Industries of Kentucky offers transportation, job placement, and peer support.The Spot: A partnership between KentuckianaWorks and Goodwill Industries, provides vocational and educational services including paid training and internships, assistance with HS credit recovery and GED, and mental health services.
Kentuckiana Works assists with jobs, education, and training. They also connect employers with skilled, qualified workers.Louisville Urban League connects young people with Empowerment Navigators and many programs.We fight for the education, health, and financial independence of every person in Bullitt, Jefferson, Oldham, and Shelby Counties in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd, and Harrison Counties in Indiana. We impact the most people, in the most ways, for the most good in our community.
Questions About the Louisville Youth Network
What services are available?
When young people complete the form at “Connect with Resources”, an Empowerment Navigator reaches out to learn more about their housing, health, education, employment, and other goals. Each young person selects the services that work best for them and the navigator stays in touch to offer support as needed.
How is the Louisville Youth Network different?
There are many community resources, but it is not always easy to find the one that fits. To make it quicker and easier for young people to find the programs and services to help them reach their goals, community partners have joined together to build the Louisville Youth Network. And to make sure the services are the right fit, each young person can choose to work with a “navigator” for guidance and support.
Who coordinates the Network?
The Louisville Youth Network is a collaborative project led by Louisville Metro Youth Engagement Servies. The goal of the Network is to create a comprehensive and accessible system that centers youth voice and choice, and aims to build capacity among youth serving organizations. For more information, contact Bethany Olson in the Louisville Metro Youth Engagement Services
How did the Network begin?
Louisville Metro Council allocated $1 million to the Office of Resilience and Community Services for “Youth and Young Adult” funding, aimed at connecting opportunity youth to local services. Council members Nicole George, D-21st, Keisha Dorsey, D-3rd, and James Peden, R-23rd sponsored the resolution.
A work group made up of George, Dorsey, and Peden along with staff from the Resilience and Community Services and Management and Budget offices met six times over the Spring/Summer of 2020 to look at gaps in the city’s service to disconnected youth. The workgroup prioritized:
Client Centered Case Management
How will my information be used?
We get it, no one wants their personal details shared across a network of people or organizations. YOU are in charge of how and when your information is shared. And we will not tell your parents, teachers or the authorities what services you requested unless you are in danger of getting hurt.