Peckham- Youth Career Academy


Peckham- Youth Career Academy

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Peckham, a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1976 to provide job training and competitive employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. The name honors former State of Michigan Rehabilitation Services Director, Ralf A. Peckham. Today, we have grown to be one of the largest vocational community rehabilitation programs in the state of Michigan. Our clients are a diverse group from many partnering agencies. We offer more than 30 different rehabilitation and human services programs from art to career planning, pre-employment screening to facility based training, youth programs to organizational employment and residential services. Peckham is committed to assisting job seekers secure and maintain long-term employment, allowing for job upgrades and career advancement. A wide range of services are offered with a focus on job readiness skills, career exploration, resume development, interviewing, guided job searches, as well as developing interpersonal and coping skills to enhance job retention. We provide people with physical, cognitive, behavioral and socio-economic challenges, a platform to demonstrate their ability, learn new skills, participate in work and enjoy the rewards of their success. Greater self-confidence and improved self-image are gained as clients strive to reach their full potential. Peckham provides opportunities so clients can experience meaningful employment growth. Mission Peckham, Inc., a nonprofit community rehabilitation organization, is a unique business and human services agency that values quality, diversity and performance. Our mission is to provide a wide range of opportunities to maximize human potential for persons striving for independence and self-sufficiency. We embrace collaboration, effective resource management and innovative approaches to achieve world-class excellence. Peckham’s Headquarters is located: 3510 Capital City Blvd., Lansing MI 48906

Peckham’s Youth Career Academy is a community-based, comprehensive, intensive vocational training program. The program accepts referrals entirely from Genesee County Judicial Circuit Court who refers young offenders between the ages of 15 -18. The Career Academy was designed to provide vocational training options to youth involved with the 7th Judicial Circuit Court. In addition to vocational services, Peckham YCA also provides GED services. The programs goal is to reduce recidivism, improve social functioning, increase vocational performance and provide job skills training for youth that have been unsuccessful in traditional settings.



1309 North Ballenger Highway , Flint, Michigan 48504, United States
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