• Georgia Youth Service Locations

    georgia youth services

     Telamon Service Area
    • 325 S Walnut Street, Statesboro, GA 30458 (map) • (912) 764-6169
    • 139 East MLKing Jr. Drive, Hinesville, GA 31313 (map) • (912) 877-5500

  • Georgia WIA Youth Services

    This youth program offers an array of services to disadvantaged youth aged 14-21 in Bulloch, Bryan, Effingham, Liberty, and Long counties. The program is divided into two components: in-school and out–of school providing assistance that will empower youth to become self-sufficient. Telamon is a provider for Coastal Workforce Services, and is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998.

    Services to Youth

    • Adult mentoring
    • Alternative secondary school services
    • Comprehensive guidance and counseling
    • Follow-up services
    • Leadership development workshops
    • Occupational Skills Training
    • Paid and unpaid work experience
    • Summer employment linked to academic and occupational learning
    • Supportive services
    • Tutoring, study skills, and dropout prevention strategies


    Under WIA, a youth is eligible for services if they are:

    • A citizen of the United States, or a non-citizen who is authorized by the immigration and Naturalization Service,
    • A resident of Bulloch, Bryan, Effingham, Liberty, and Long County,
    • In compliance with the Selective Service Act (males only 18-21),
    • Identified as low-income, and
    • Possess one or more barriers that restrain or obstruct progress or access for educational or career opportunities. For a complete listing of eligibility guidelines, please visit local office in your area.


  • Youth Services

    Our programs for youth are funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Labor. Their purpose is to help young people build skills that lead to success as adults. With a focus on education, our hope is to provide resources and influence their decisions as they look forward to establishing careers and families. There are several programs, targeting age groups from 14 to 21, see eligibility criteria.


    All of our youth services emphasize dropout prevention and completion of high school or its equivalent, the appropriateness of positive behaviors, and preparation for the world of work. We support young clients by providing counseling, adult mentors, educational tutoring and financial assistance, youth group activities and work experiences. Often, program opportunities will include occupational skill training.


    Our Youth program target groups are defined by funding source and grant requirements. For example, Project S.A.V.E. (Seeing Alternatives and Valuing Education) services help children of migrant farm workers ages 12 to 17. We operate two programs funded by the Department of Labor that serve youth ages 14 to 21. Our Fatherhood project aims its focus on young men who have become fathers, but may as yet be unprepared to start families. Specific criteria may be viewed.