If you want to gain specific knowledge and skills quickly, Waubonsee’s Youth Services Programs are an exciting option.

Free Programs

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These free programs offer qualified students the opportunity to earn short-term college or career certificates in the following programs:

Programs subject to change. Additional short-term programs may be approved on an individual basis

What's Included?

All program costs are covered, including tuition, fees, books and required supplies. You'll also receive individualized help and support from a Youth Services Advisor, who can connect you with community resources, the GED® exam preparation program, and/or additional college classes and programs. Since long-term employment is the goal of the program, you'll also receive job search assistance, including help with your résumé and interview skills. Limited assistance with transportation and child care referrals is also available.

Who's Eligible?

To qualify for the Youth Services Program:

  • You must be between 16 and 24 years old
  • You must have dropped out of high school OR be a high school graduate who qualifies as low-income

The Youth Services Program is a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act program funded through the Kane County Department of Employment and Education.

Contact Youth Services for more information.

Youth Services Program
Aurora Downtown Campus, Room. 460
(630) 801-7900, ext. 4176


Youth Services Program Interest Form


The Youth Services Program provides free tuition and books if you are interested in earning a High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) or a short-term certificate at Waubonsee Community College. Choose your program below to get started!