Beat the Street services include literacy and basic skills training and GED preparation for young adults.
Literacy and Basic Skills (L.B.S.) helps students improve reading, writing, math and digital technology skills so that they can find and keep employment or secure an apprenticeship by having the literacy foundation needed to complete secondary school or equivalent (GED). Other successful outcomes include moving into post-secondary school through college and university transition programs, or simply developing skills that contribute to their independence and a greater sense of confidence and self-esteem.
This program also includes pre-GED preparation, which helps participants prepare to write the GED exam. By obtaining a high school equivalency certificate, students are better equipped for further education, employment or apprenticeship opportunities.