This program completes these objectives by assisting the participants in obtaining post-secondary education and job training and teaching the imperative career life skills and work ethic necessary to become successful employees in today’s workforce.
Week One: How to Find a Job
Week Two: How to Keep a Job
Week Three: How to Get Promoted
Week Four: How to Remain Marketable in the Workplace
- 61% Will Enter Employment / Education / Training
- 82% Employment Retention / Education / Training
- 90% Will Complete Financial Literacy Education
Save Our Sons
Despite our advances as a country, young men of color continue to face significant challenges. Currently 54% of African American men graduate from high school, compared to more than 75% of their peers. Lacking a high school education often leads to elevated poverty and unemployment rates in the African American community.
The Save Our Sons (SOS) program seeks to help economically disadvantaged African American men living in the St. Louis region find jobs and have the opportunity to earn livable wages.
Created as a result of the Ferguson Crisis, SOS is supported by: AT&T, Wells Fargo, Monsanto, Emerson, Anheuser-Busch, Regions Bank, Regional Business Council, Ameren, St. Louis County NAACP, Macy’s, Grainger, Reliance Bank and many other organizations.
Be the change you want to see in your community. Join the movement to help our unemployed and underemployed
African American men secure economic self-sufficiency. The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis seeks caring, talented, giving individuals to help carry out the agency’s mission and goals. Without volunteers, the Urban League would be far more limited in what it can do for our community.