Announcements

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  • Approximately $73 Million in YouthBuild Grants to Help Disadvantaged Youth
    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 5/26/2015

    Opportunity Youth Network online meeting on Thursday, May 28 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM EST will focus on homeless youth. While homeless youth are a critical segment of opportunity youth, too often their unique needs and circumstances are overlooked.    

  • Banking on Youth Competition
    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 5/4/2015

    To improve the ability of young people to effectively manage their finances - from spending and saving to building credit and keeping debt manageable - the National League of Cities (NLC) will identify best practices for local leaders to incorporate financial capability strategies into municipal youth employment programs.

  • National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador Program
    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 5/4/2015

    Youth Conservation Corps creates jobs for United States citizens, ages 15 to 18, across the nation, in national forests, national parks, wildlife refuges and other public lands. They work outdoors, learn about conservation stewardship, get trained in restoration skills necessary for field work, and develop a work ethic and interpersonal communication skills.  

  • US Labor Department announces more than $12 million in grants to provide job training, employment services for formerly incarcerated women and girls
    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 4/27/2015

    Opportunity Nation calls every one of us to work together and take concrete steps to ensure young Americans are thriving in their jobs, schools and communities. Generated by the priorities of our diverse, cross-sector coalition and an extensive listening tour with key partners, Opportunity Nation is releasing our plan to tackle the U.S. youth employment crisis: WE GOT THIS

  • The Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service has announced the availability of  $17,531,000 in grant funds for the
    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 4/27/2015

    WIOA offers new opportunities to focus on the most vulnerable workers—low-income adults and youth who have limited skills, lack work experience, and face other barriers to economic success. It requires that at least 75 percent of youth funds available to local areas be spent on workforce investment services for out-of-school youth ages 16 to 24.

  • Counseling
    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 4/8/2015

    On March 6, the Department of Health and Human Services announced a funding opportunity under PAF, identifying $1,600,000 in funding to underwrite an expected three grants.  The solicitation AH-SP1-15-001 is available on www.grants.gov.  Applications are due by May 18th.

  • Assistance with the National Institutes of Justice (NIJ) Teen Dating Study
    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 4/6/2015

    FYSB's "Toolkit to Incorporate Adolescent Relationship Abuse Prevention into Existing Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Programming," aims to help Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention grantees and other youth-serving organizations assess their readiness and take steps to prevent dating abuse.

  • National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador Program
    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 4/6/2015

    The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve.

  • What if a college education just isn't for everyone- Then what?
    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 4/6/2015

    This guide contains information valuable to all current and future college students, it focuses on data and resources specific to Hispanic students looking to further their education. Here you’ll find information on how to make college more affordable, scholarships and educational resources specific to Hispanic students, background on Hispanic college enrollment, and a ranking of the 32 most affordable Hispanic Serving Institutions in the country.

  • IMLS Announces Funding Opportunity; Encourages Museum Applicants to Submit Projects that Advance Learning and Support of STEM Knowledge for At-Risk Youth
    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 4/6/2015

    The STEM in 30 program, which consists of live, fast-paced, 30-minute webcasts, is designed to increase interest and engagement in STEM for students. To enhance the learning experience, classes can get involved with the content through the interactive Cover It Live feature, including poll questions and classroom activities. The webcast will be available live on the National Air and Space Museum website as well as NASA TV, and will be archived for on-demand viewing.