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YouthWorks is a work readiness program for Ann Arbor’s teens who are under-resourced operated by

Community Action Network (CAN). The program offers interactive experiences to help teens develop employability skills needed for the workplace such as professionalism, accountability, and customer service while exploring various career fields. CAN strives to equip its teens with the knowledge and experience they will need to be successful in real-world work environments.

Work Skills Development

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Teens practice taking each other's blood pressure while learning about a profession in the medical field

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CAN Mission Statement

Community Action Network partners with children, youth, and families from under-resourced Washtenaw County neighborhoods

to create better futures for themselves, and improve the communities in which they live.

Community Action Network | P.O. Box 130076, Ann Arbor, MI 48113

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