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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 11/26/2018

    This call for nominations seeks experts in adolescent health fields to serve on a committee, convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, to review key questions related to the effective implementation of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. The committee, using an optimal health lens, will explore the scientific and public health literature surrounding key elements or core components effective in improving behavioral outcomes for youth.  Learn more.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 11/8/2018

    The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (the Bureau) has launched a short-turnaround search for youth employment programs that would like to join the Bureau’s 2019 Youth Employment Success (YES) Cohort.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 11/8/2018

    BankWork$ trains young adults from low income and minority communities for lasting careers in the financial services industry. BankWork$ classes are free for participants. The classes run for eight weeks and provide training in the skills needed for jobs as tellers, customer service representatives and personal bankers. BankWork$ also offers job interview practice, job placement assistance and ongoing coaching and mentoring to help with career advancement.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 11/5/2018

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is excited to announce its Solar Decathlon student competition to challenge collegiate teams to design and build high-performance, energy-efficient buildings. The winners of the competition, which spans 2019 and 2020, are the teams that best blend design excellence with smart energy efficiency and renewable energy production. Teams interested in participating must submit an application and $100 application fee by November 6, 2018.

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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.