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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 8/17/2016

    Topics will include: FAFSA changes, Federal Policy Update, Social Media, NT4CM Training Modules, Q&A. FAFSA applications will be available in October, 2016 rather than January, 2017.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 7/7/2016

    The Department of Interior's Youth Initiative is a focused effort to expand programs that engage, educate and employ youth from all backgrounds in exploring, connecting with, and preserving the shared natural and cultural resources on public lands.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 6/28/2016

    Engaging teens in learning, leading, and as team members is one of the Five Essentials for Healthy Adolescents identified in the HHS Office of Adolescent Health’s national call to action called Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow℠ or TAG.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 6/27/2016

    The Department of Interior's Youth Initiative is a focused effort to expand programs that engage, educate and employ youth from all backgrounds in exploring, connecting with, and preserving the shared natural and cultural resources on public lands.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 6/23/2016

    Summer jobs develop professional and life skills that youth need for successful futures.  SFSP's healthy, free meals for youth (18 years old and younger) in low-income communities gives them a source of nutrition that they may lose during the summertime without free or reduced-price school meals.  SFSP's free meals also allow them to save a little money while they're working a summer job.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 5/25/2016

    The Center for Native American Youth (CNAY), a policy program at the Aspen Institute, is now accepting nominations and applications for its Champions for Change leadership development program. Champions for Change, inspired by a White House initiative, is an annual youth recognition program that shines a spotlight on positive stories in Indian Country, promotes hope among Native American youth, and develops young tribal, state, and national leaders.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 5/25/2016

    Twenty-four states and Washington, D.C. secured grants through phase one of New Skills for Youth, a collaboration of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), JPMorgan Chase and Advance CTE that supports states as they work to align career-focused education with high-skill, high-demand jobs.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 5/23/2016

    A new article released by USDA encourages employers to take advantage of the free meals for summer youth employees, under age 18, through the USDA Summer Meal Programs.  Job Programs employing youth ages 18 and under can serve free meals to them on-site through the USDA Summer Meal Programs or encourage youth employees to visit a Summer Meal sight for breakfast and lunch.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 5/18/2016

    Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 & Time: 9:30 - 10:30 AM EDT Many have identified that the global conversation about youth is too often missing the voices of youth. Organizations that support youth understand the importance of helping youth tell their stories, but do we do so in dynamic ways that maximize impact? Join RTI International, The GroundTruth Project, Education for Employment, and the National Journal in an important conversation on effective storytelling.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 5/18/2016

    Are you a young person with a disability or a youth ally of the disability community? There is an important conversation going on about what youth with disabilities (ages 13-25) need to become successful adults, and we need to hear from you! The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth invite you to participate in our YouthACT Transition Truths National Online Dialogue.