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High Roads Advantage


2004 SE 3rd St
Aledo, IL 61231

Last Updated: January 10, 2022




About High Roads Advantage

What we offer:

  • Black Hawk College GED Classes
  • Driver's Education Classes
  • Job Skills Training and Placement
  • Paid Childcare
  • Transportation
  • Parenting Classes
  • Field Trips and Workshops (College Visits, Job Fairs, Automotive Certification, OSHA Certification, IL State Food Service and Sanitation Certification, Office Technology, Anger Management and more)
  • Career Exploration
  • Support: College/Career Training

All at NO COST to you if you qualify!

What you gain:

  • A GED Certificate
  • A Drivers License
  • Self-Confidence
  • Knowledge
  • Success
  • Employment Experience
  • Skills and Ability

Who is eligible for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Youth Programs?

U.S. Department of Labor regulations allow youth between the ages of 14 and 24 to participate in WIOA Youth Programs if they are considered low income and have a barrier to employment as defined by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Documentation as outlined below is required before a youth may be certified eligible to participate.

  • Citizenship/Age: Birth Certificate or Hospital Record of Birth.
  • Residency: Drivers License or postmarked mail addressed to youth.
  • Social Security Number: Copy of Social Security Card or written verification from SS Office.
  • Selective Service Compliance (males 18 and over): WIOA staff can verify

Income Eligibility: 

  • Documentation of ALL household members for the past 26 weeks.....OR
  • Proof of being a family member in a household that has received TANF or Food Stamps any time during the past 26 weeks.....OR
  • Proof of being Homeless.....OR
  • Proof of being a foster child.....OR

NOTE: if a youth has a documented physical, mental or learning disability, the only household income taken into consideration is that income earned directly by the youth.

Barrier to Employment: (Must have proof of at least 1 of the barriers listed below)

    • Proof of being a school dropout
    • Proof of being homeless, a runaway, or a foster child
    • Proof of being pregnant or a parentProof of being subject to any stage of the criminal justice system
    • Proof of disability
    • Proof of being deficient in reading or math skills (documented test scores below 9.0 required)


Youth under the age of 18 must have parent or legal guardian present to sign application!

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