Since 1964, Job Corps has trained 16 to 24 year olds who are poor, do poorly in school, but are not in trouble with the legal system. Job Corps gives them the tools, the mentoring — and the time — to transform their lives. Trainees spend 10 to 12 months living in Job Corps centers, long enough to grow a self-expectation of success. Job Corps has graduated over 2 million Americans — almost 1 percent of the entire U.S. population. It works.