Ignite Your Potential

GED Classes-Education Building
Morning Classes: Tuesday & Wednesday 8:30am-12:30pm
Night Classes at New Hope Elementary Library: Monday & Tuesday 6:00pm-9:00pm

Ready to Work Classes-Education Building
Monday and Friday 8:00am-1:00pm

Financial counseling
Tuesday 10:00am to 2:00pm by appointment only

For more information please contact the education building at 256-723-2271

Ignite Your Potential includes intensive services offered to young adults to provide tangible resources to the community with the desire to help them become competitive within the workforce, obtain self-sufficiency and sustain self-sufficiency. This is done by offering an array of exposure opportunities and in-house training. Each participant is given the opportunity to tour colleges, attend Ready to work (RTW) training, career development classes, GED prep, financial literacy and employment opportunities for youth and adults.

The CARE Center is a community collaborator with New Hope, Owens Cross Roads, Brownsboro and Gurley communities through Ignite Your Potential, a workforce development program for teens and young adults ages 17-24. The objective of our program is to assist our clients with addressing personal barriers that may hinder success and provide career-training opportunities within the local community. We expect those who enter our program to grow within the areas of employability, college preparedness and self-sufficiency.

Additionally, we help our clients gain the social and emotional tools necessary to face everyday stressors in order to achieve goals and sustain success. This is accomplished by assessing and addressing the individual needs of our clients.

To identify barriers to self-sufficiency, each client goes through an initial assessment phase after which an Individual Strategy Plan (ISP) is developed and used to address their unique barriers to employability and self-sustaining behaviors. Measurable goals such as obtaining a GED or technical training certification are included in the ISP. As clients work through their ISP, they meet with and are assessed by the career development coordinator every thirty days. Because of the ongoing client assessment, she is able to provide counseling, identify additional barriers to success and adjust the ISP as needed. We measure the program’s success by the number of clients obtaining GED’s, technical training certificates and entering additional institutes of higher learning.


The CARE Center