The Cultivating the Rising Experienced Worker (CREW) program, formerly known as the Georgia TeenWork Internship Program, has provided valuable work readiness training and youth employment experiences for older youth in care for more than 13 years. 

The CREW Program serves as the youth employment hub within DFCS. The program provides a youth-friendly environment where participants can engage in a series of employment preparation services such as workshops, trainings, resource connections, hands-on work experiences and more.

By enhancing and rebranding the program, Georgia CREW will provide greater support to young people by engaging them more frequently and presenting opportunities that will help them thrive. The goals of the CREW Program are to:

  • Encourage the self-sufficiency of Georgia’s foster and opportunity youth through the development of employability and work readiness skills
  • Provide employability training and hands-on work experience for foster care and TANF-eligible youth who are 16 and 17 years old
  • Provide employment resource connections for Georgia’s foster and opportunity youth

By the Numbers | Georgia CREW

  • In Federal Fiscal Year 2020, 159 youth participated in job readiness training sessions that were taught throughout the Division’s 14 regions. Unfortunately, half of the FFY 2020 training sessions were cancelled due to the pandemic.
  • 88 employers participated in the program
  • 482 youth participated in the summer work programs