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B.O.O.S.T. Vocational and Literacy Training Program

Female-headed households and their children are at high risk for recycled poverty, and children who grow up in poverty are at greater risk for health, behavior and emotional issues, low academic performance and high dropout rates.

Based at Zaman's Hope for Humanity Center, B.O.O.S.T. (Building Ongoing Opportunities through Skills Training) offers tuition-free literacy, culinary and sewing classes to help women secure skills needed to enter the job market or start a small business.  Through national certification exams, entrepreneurship training, and ongoing basic needs support throughout the program, B.O.O.S.T. students are empowered to pursue sustainable income and careers.

During the 2020-2021 school year alone, B.O.O.S.T. provided more than 11,291 training hours to adult learners.

How You Can Help

  • Become a volunteer for the B.O.O.S.T. program.
  • Sponsor a woman's vocational training.
  • Donate fabric or notions.

For more information about B.O.O.S.T., contact or (313) 551-3994.

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