A program that works with at-risk young people in southwest Michigan has received a $250,000 grant to expand its operations. Youth Solutions, Incorporated is part of Kinexus and an extension of the Jobs for America’s Graduates program. Director Kristin Harrington tells WSJM News Youth Solutions pairs at-risk kids with mentors, working in Benton Harbor, Hartford, and Dowagiac schools to make sure those kids graduate.
“We were selected by America’s Promise Alliance for this grant because we have such demonstrated progress in making an impact on the graduation rate,” Harrington said. “Last year, from the class of 2016, of the students were served, 98% of them graduated.”