BDJ Center Recruiting for Next Class of Students

The Ben D. Johnson Educational Center (BDJ) is seeking 17-24 year-olds who are out of work and out of school to join our next cohort of students in the Legacy Youth Workforce Development program. While in the 16-week program, students earn a stipend, enjoy free lunch daily, and receive positive mentoring and job/life skills training that will prepare them for entry level positions in many industries.

We help our students identify barriers to employment and work together to address them. We assist our students with childcare, transportation, medical services, obtaining their HiSET and many other barriers they’ve identified. Additionally, our students are trained in the Legacy Cafe, where they learn teamwork, foodservice skills, and more all under the direction of Chef Karen Wallace and newly appointed program coordinator, Darrin Nixon.

If you know of anyone who would be a good fit for this program, please call (318) 460-7460 or come by 400 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr to talk with a staff member.

You have the power to help support our youth as they enter the workforce.


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