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Pathways to Employment

Counties Served:

Brown County

(920) 436-4360 ext. 1397 or ext. 1257

Fax: (920) 432-5966

300 Crooks St
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54301

  • About Us
  • Requirements
  • Eligibility
  • Funding

The Pathways to Employment program is here to help Brown County youth reach their education and employment goals to achieve high-demand occupations. This includes youth who are aging out of the foster care system and need help learning how to live independently.

Each youth is expected to meet with their case manager on a weekly and/or monthly basis. They work as a team to make an educational plan that will help the youth obtain a job with a livable wage. The program also provides independent living skills training and resource/referral information to help ensure the youth’s future success.

To participate in the Pathways to Employment program, youth must be willing to:

  • Work side by side with a case manager on a weekly basis
  • Take TABE test to determine skills and aptitudes in reading, math, and English
  • Participate in group activities
  • Follow through with educational goals
  • Complete career assessments
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Gain a credential in a high demand occupation
  • Work hard to see great results
  • Work with our area Job Center

To participate in the Pathways to Employment program, youth must be 14 to 24 years of age and reside in Brown County. They must have a desire to earn an educational credential such as a diploma, degree, or certificate.

Funding for the Pathways to Employment Program is provided by the Bay Area Workforce Development Board. There is
no fee to participate. Services are provided through a partnership with the Wisconsin Job Center and Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin, Inc.


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“This is probably the fastest that things have ever been done for me.

It has not gone unnoticed, and I really appreciate it.”

— Foster Youth, Pathways to Employment

“Megan helped me get into college.

That never would have happened without her.”

— Client, Pathways to Employment

“I am so thankful for Lisa.

If it wasn’t for her, I would not be where I am today.”

— Client, Pathways to Employment

Want to Learn More?

Call Macey at (920) 436-4360 ext. 1397 or Megan at (920) 436-4360 ext. 1257 to set up a personalized orientation session!


Do I have to finish high school to participate in Pathways to Employment?

You can enroll in the program while still in high school. However, you must have a plan for post-secondary education to obtain a credential in a high-demand occupation.

Is there any cost for the program?

No, there is currently no fee to participate in Pathways to Employment.

Will Pathways to Employment pay for an internship?

The program does have opportunities for paid job shadowing, if it is deemed appropriate.