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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 10/5/2018

    The Interagency Workgroup on Youth Programs, composed of representatives from 20 federal agencies that support programs and services focusing on youth, relaunched its  Youth Engaged 4 Change website, after working with youth and young adults to develop the look of the site as well as the content. 

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 9/24/2018

    The Office of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection is looking for approximately 40 organizations from across the country that are interested in using the Your Money, Your Goals toolkit, issue-focused booklets, and companion guides to help build the financial well-being of the people they serve. 

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 9/24/2018

    This November 12 – 18, 2018 we will celebrate the third annual National Apprenticeship Week and we want this year’s celebration to be bigger and touch even more communities.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 8/21/2018

    From April to July 2018, the number of employed youth 16 to 24 years old increased by 2.0 million to 20.9 million. In 2018, 55.0 percent of young people were employed in July, little changed from a year earlier. (The month of July typically is the summertime peak in youth employment.) The unemployment rate for youth was 9.2 percent in July, also little changed from July 2017.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 8/20/2018

    Gap Inc. announces plans to significantly expand This Way Ahead, its life skills and on-the-job training program for Opportunity Youth, from 15 cities in 2017 to 53 cities globally. 

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 8/6/2018

    There are currently 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 in the world. This is the largest youth population ever. But 1 in 10 of the world’s children live in conflict zones and 24 million of them are out of school. Political instability, labor market challenges and limited space for political and civic participation have led to increasing isolation of youth in societies.

  • Jobs, Skills, and Employment: Building a Better Workforce
    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 7/30/2018

    This report describes some of the most prominent of these “pathway” models, identifies localities where the approach has gained the most traction, discusses the underlying principles that characterize the most promising  programs, and briefly presents the evidence of their potential to make a difference.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 7/30/2018

    U.S. Department of Labor announced more than $22 million in National Health Emergency (NHE) Dislocated Worker Demonstration Grant funding to six state grantees. The grants will be used to provide reemployment services for individuals impacted by the health and economic effects of widespread opioid use, addiction, and overdose.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 7/18/2018

    The U.S. Department of Labor announced $150 million in grants to support sector-based approaches to expand apprenticeships on a national scale in key industry sectors. When awarded, the grants will move a step closer to increasing the number of apprentices in the U.S. across all industries. 

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 7/10/2018

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for Fiscal Year 2018 State Opioid Response (SOR) Grants.