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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 3/27/2017

    Women are disproportionately affected by student loan debt. The American Association for University Women recently reported that 53% of women have high student loan debt just one year after graduation, compared to 39% of men. Many women also face the added difficulties of trying to go to college for the first time later in life, returning to school after long gaps of time, and attaining a degree while being a single parent.  

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 3/21/2017

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017 3:00 PM ~ 4:30 PM ET   On March 2, 2017, the Employment and Training Administration published Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) 21-16, which elaborates on the previous WIOA youth program guidance and the WIOA final rule. 

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 3/21/2017

    February 2017, Citi announced a global expansion of the Pathways to Progress initiative led by a Citi Foundation investment of $100 million to connect 500,000 young people, ages 16-24, to training and jobs over the next three years.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 3/7/2017

    Road Trip Nations is taking a road trip across the U.S. to talk to people who have pushed past obstacles to reach their dreams, and we want young people  to come along! It’s free!

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 3/7/2017

    Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series is having a Webinar Thursday, March 16th. Group mentoring has become increasingly popular as the model’s many benefits gain recognition. Presenters will discuss mentor-to-mentee ratios, curriculum development, the flow of activities, and how to train, monitor and support program participants. 

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 3/3/2017

    Third Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I Youth Formula Program Guidance Purpose: To provide guidance and planning information to states, local workforce areas, and other recipients of WIOA Title I youth formula funds on the activities associated with the implementation of WIOA.  

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 2/27/2017

    In a majority of states, funding for public postsecondary institutions is partially based on performance or outcomes. CLASP suggests states need to build robust “equity measures” into their funding formulas. Research implies that using outcomes-based funding without equity measures disincentivizes colleges from helping low-income, underprepared, and/or adult students, as well as students of color, enter and complete programs.  

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 2/21/2017

    If you know a student in 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grade who is interested in making a difference and transforming the resilience and preparedness of their community? The application period for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Youth Preparedness Council is now open! Applications are due March 31, 2017. 

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 2/13/2017

     Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series will be hosting a Webinar Thursday, February 16th on  Girls of Color ROCK: How Mentoring Programs Help to Empower, Encourage and Energize Our Girls

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 2/13/2017

      The Advocates in Disability Award Program is seeking the next Disability Advocate Leader! Young leaders with a disability are encouraged to apply for up to $10,000 in funding!