Nevada Partners, Inc. – Pre- Entry Youth Program

Primary Focus

The focus of the Pre-Entry program is to provide employment and training service to out-of-school youth between the ages of 16-19 who are adjudicated youth currently detained at Spring Mountain Youth Camp.


The program is designed to provide vocational training techniques, where youth learn soft skills (social skills, communication, empathy, self-management, team work, etc.) and marketable hard skills (typing, writing, math, etc.) which can assist youth in securing employment or other vocational experience.

To address the needs of these youth, NPI will organize and deliver some or all of the following education, counseling, employment services and training to the youth in the Pre-Entry Workforce system.

List of Services Provided

• On-the-Job Training (OJT)
• Internships and Work Experience
• Supportive Services
• Follow-Up Services
• Re-engagement into secondary education;
• Work-based learning activities;
• Family counseling; if applicable
• Mentoring
• Computer training
• Social skills classes
• Conflict management classes
• Drug/alcohol program
• Psychological counselling through DJJS Clinical Services Division
• Occupational Training Opportunities, including full range of secondary and post-secondary options;
• Career Pathways grounded in Employer Partnerships;
• Unsubsidized employment

Who This is For

  1. Youth are adjudicated and out-of-school and between the age of 16 and 19, will be enrolled in the Pre-entry youth program with the approval of DJJS in writing.
  2. Youth are currently detained at Spring Mountain Youth Camp and are determined out-of-school youth, with a letter to Nevada Partners in writing on official letter head by the Executive Director, Clark School District, Department of Adult Education, will be enrolled in the program.
  3. Youth from JJS evening reporting centers and the Probation Center who are adjudicated youth and are out-of-school and are between the ages of 16-19, will be enrolled; with documentation from the director of each center stating that they are out-of-school.