DETROIT, Michigan – SER Metro-Detroit, Jobs for Progress, Inc. was awarded a $9,000 education grant from AT&T to provide youth ages 16 years old and older with the opportunity to advance in their education.

SER YouthBuild Learning Academy serves to provide learners with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become successful citizens of a global society. SER Youthbuild Learning Academy is structured for students to participate in academic instruction in the classroom with a virtual learning experience. Students participate in a vocational track specifically in the building trades. Students also earn stipends and transportation incentives during the school year and have the option to participate in a work experience with one of SER’s employer partners. 

Since 2008, SER Youthbuild Learning Academy formerly (SER Learning Academy) has served as an alternative high school for youth aged 16-21 years old. In addition, SER has maintained a YouthBuild program funded by the department of labor for the last 10 years. The merger of the two programs leads to a unique school that is tailored to the needs of each student. The school is open to any eligible Metro Detroit youth.

AT&T is dedicated to supporting its local communities. AT&T wants to raise high school graduation rates and believes in preparing students for college and careers through their education initiatives. To date, AT&T has committed $400 million to programs that support education. Today, AT&T is a leader in diversity. They’re a diversity partner and a committed member of the communities we serve.                                                                                        

SER Metro-Detroit has a long-standing partnership with AT&T to help provide services that promote financial stability and education in and around our community.  AT&T’s investment in our organization will allow us to expand our reach and improve the quality of life for City of Detroit youth.