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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.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 5/4/2016

    This year's conference is designed to sharpen the focus on student voice and provide tools resulting in student engagement.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 5/4/2016

     Million Women Mentors (MWM) crossed a major milestone by reaching two thirds of the program’s goal of 1,000,000 pledges from STEM mentors for girls, young women and minorities – in only two years since its inception.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 4/28/2016

    Mission Statement youth.gov is the U.S. government website that helps you create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs. Included are youth facts, funding information, and tools to help you assess community assets, generate maps of local and federal resources, search for evidence-based youth programs, and keep up-to-date on the latest, youth-related news.

  • Grants totaling $44M to help juvenile offenders obtain job skills  and support services now available from the US Department of Labor
    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 4/13/2016

    The WIOA Quick Start Action Planner (QSAP) is an interactive, self-paced assessment tool designed to help leaders at all levels of the public workforce system plan for this transformation and prepare for implementation of WIOA. The QSAP will help you identify areas of strength and focused areas for improvement in your workforce system and connect you to targeted resources that can help you to prepare and plan effectively.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 3/1/2016

    This JP Morgan report  provides an overview of those efforts, which have laid the foundation for summer work experiences that prepare young people to thrive in a competitive global economy that requires a more skilled workforce.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 3/1/2016

    The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), in collaboration with the White House, Civic Nation, and U.S. Department of Education developed the 2016 Funding Resource Guide to help state and local leaders identify the most promising funding streams to support summer learning.