Registration deadline nears for DeKalb’s summer youth learn and earn program

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The deadline for online registration for DeKalb’s Virtual Career Academy (DVCA) is Thursday, May 14.

The program, which runs from June 1 to July 31, will provide career development, education enrichment and summer income for 850 youths ages 14 to 24, who will be paid $9 per hour for up to 20 hours per week while learning online.

To qualify for enrollment in the program, youths must be a DeKalb County residents. Applicants will be randomly selected to participate in the program.

Academy interns may earn credentialing credits in industries such as business technology, game design, website design, healthcare and education, while out-of-school youths will be provided General Equivalency Diploma (GED) instruction and counseling.

If needed, interns, will also receive “wrap around” services such as counseling and indirect financial assistance.

Curriculum delivery will mirror a traditional classroom setting and is aligned with the academic achievement levels of individual interns. DeKalb County Schools District’s VERGE, an established virtual platform, will track and document student progress.

For more information or questions about the program, contact Jasmine Carr Radford at or 470-707-3051, or Dr. Desjané Venable at or 404-985-8088.

The  DeKalb Virtual Career Academy is a partnership between WorkSource DeKalb, DeKalb County School District and Georgia Piedmont Technical College.

WorkSource DeKalb is an EEO/M/F/D/V employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

To register, go to



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