The Youth Success Program at Northwest Shoals Community College is designed to assist young men and women between the ages of 16 and 24, who have been unable to complete their education and need guidance and assistance deciding between continuing their education or seeking additional training toward gainful employment. Additionally, in order to qualify for this program, these young adults must also reside in one of the following counties in Alabama: Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Marion, or Winston.

Do You Qualify?

  • Are you out-of-school and between 16 and 24?
  • Do you live in one of the following counties: Colbert, Lauderdale, Franklin, Lawrence, Marion, or Winston?
  • Have you been unable to complete your education?

Services Provided

The Youth Success Program’s Career Advisors will assist participants by providing the following programs and services:

  • Occupational Skills Training
  • Basic Skills And GED Preparation
  • GED Test Fee Assistance
  • College Assistance and Enrollment
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Leadership Development
  • Career Assessment
  • Job Skills
  • Employment Assistance
  • Pathway to Apprenticeship

Our Commitment to You

The Youth Success Program’s staff is committed to:

Helping participants gain the skills and knowledge they need to become successful adults, capable of securing and retaining employment.

Developing our youth with necessary skills, values, and attitudes needed to be successful.

NWSCC is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex or age in its admission policies, programs, activities or employment practices.

Program Staff

Ken Loveless 256-331-5404
Coordinator of Youth Success

Sharon Jo McBride 256-331-5262
Secretary Youth Success Program

Elizabeth Ann Harris 256-331-5322
counselor/navigator Youth Success Program

Robert Stevenson 256-331-5464
Apprenticeship Pathways
Instructor/advisor Youth Success Program

Lenora Pride 256-331-8039
Tutor Coordinator Youth Success Program


Sheynon Baggett 205-486-4154
Advisor/assessor Franklin Lawrence Marion Winston Counties
Youth Success Program

Deb Hamrick 205-486-4154
Advisor Lawrence Marion Winston Counties
Youth Success Program

Rhonda King 256-331-5468
Advisor Lauderdale County
Youth Success Program

Lisa Lawson 256-331-8184
Advisor/accessor Lauderdale and Colbert Counties

Mary Beth Mayfield 256-331-5308
Advisor Colbert County
Youth Success Program

James Nolen james 256-331-6285
Advisor Franklin County
Youth Success Program

Lisa Terry 256-331-6351
Advisor Colbert and Lauderdale counties
Youth Success Program