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The Houston area is home to around 110,000 opportunity youth and young adults – defined by the Kinder Institute as young people ages 16 to 24 who neither work nor attend school. Institutional obstacles, limited access to guidance, and feelings of disconnection may challenge these young people’s ability to thrive in their environment. 

The Work and Learn Center offers a pathway for opportunity youth to define and pursue their goals for their education, employment, finances, and personal lives. Through engaging workshops, peer-to-peer learning, and hands-on projects, our 8-week Design and Digital Literacy program provides students with paid training in career readiness, digital literacy, and graphic design. We additionally offer personalized career counseling and opportunities to connect with employers in order to help students implement this training outside of the classroom and take steps to achieving their individual goals. 

Course Overview


  • Basic’s of Adobe Illustrator and Canva
  • Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Professional Communication
  • Personal and Professional Goal-setting
  • Resume, Cover Letter and Interview Skills
  • Job Search Skills
  • Financial Literacy

Information Sessions


Want to know more about our program? Check out our virtual informational sessions held every Wednesday at 6:00pm.

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Student Requirements


8-week paid training course
Must be ages 16-24
Cannot be enrolled in college or university
Cannot have a college degree
Cannot be employed full time

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Examples of Student Graphic Creations
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