Youth Workforce Office


The Youth Workforce Office at New Horizons Regional Education Centers offers an array of comprehensive sponsored services through its In-School and Out-of-School Programs for at-risk youths ages 16-24 on the Greater Peninsula. These services are federally funded under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and assist youths in skills training, educational attainment and successful employment.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Youths between the ages of 16-24
  • Low income (Defined by current WIOA guidelines)

Barriers (Falls under one or more of the following):

  • Deficient in basic literacy skills
  • School Dropout
  • Homeless, Runaway Youth or Foster Child
  • Pregnant or Parenting Youth
  • Offender
  • An individual who requires additional assistance to complete an educational program or to secure and hold employment

Sponsored Services for In-School Programs

  • Academic remediation through summer school services
  • After school tutoring to include night school, driver’s education training and career awareness enrichment activities
  • Summer career development activities, including character and leadership development, career exploration, adult mentoring, job shadowing, and part-time job internships.
  • Work Experience activities, to include paid and unpaid during the school year and summer employment.
  • Skills Tutor – an online instructional tool that provide student assistant in core skills in additional to workplace readiness skills with the overall outcome of obtaining student achievement in these areas.

Sponsored Services for Out-of-School Programs

  • Occupational Skills Training
  • Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)
  • – Pre-Apprenticeship Electrical Training
  • – Certified Nursing Assistance
  • – Other Technical Training Programs
  • Transportation Assistance for certain programs
  • Childcare Assistance (Must first seek assistance from Social Services)
  • Employability/Soft Skills Training
  • Linkages to businesses and community agencies
  • Counseling services and referral to other community services
  • Skills Tutor
  • Specialized tools or uniforms as required in training programs

Contact Us

Valencia Huggins, Program Coordinator
Phone: 757-766-1100, Ext. 3385
Fax: 757-766-0296

Sandy Muth, Eligibility Specialist
Phone: 757-766-1100, Ext. 3384
Fax: 757-766-0296

Nicole Pannell, Transition Coach 
Phone: 757-766-1100, Ext. 3386
Fax: 757-766-0296

In-School Programs

Tonya Oglesby, in School Case Manager
Phone: 757-766-1100, Ext. 3389
Fax: 757-766-0296

Out-of-School Programs

Kimberly Sanders, Out of School Case Manager
Phone: 757-766-1100, Ext. 3382
Fax: 757-766-0296

Karla Stallworth, Out of School Case Manager
Phone: 757-766-1100, Ext.
Fax: 757-766-0296