YOUTH PROGRAM

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The Youth Program, under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, is designed to provide education, training and employment opportunities and services to low-income youth, ages 16-21. The objective is to empower today’s youth with the knowledge and opportunities that will help provide the basis for future success.

Our focus is based on the neediest youth as defined by the legislation. Any youth, who is a resident of Cumberland County and meets the criteria set by WIA, may participate. The Youth program provides the following services:

  • Comprehensive career guidance and counseling

  • Alternative educational opportunities

  • Tutoring and study skills training

  • Job readiness skills

  • Retention concepts as related to the local labor market information (LMI) leadership development

  • Exposure to paid and unpaid work experience opportunities, including summer employment

  • Occupational skills training

  • Adult mentoring

  • Supportive services to facilitate and enhance the possibility for successful results

  • Follow-up services upon completion of the program

Program service levels are guided by the Youth Council  and the Workforce Development Board. The elements of the Youth program are supported by cultural enrichment and community service activities that allow participants to get hands-on experience. These opportunities enhance learning and promote successful transition into self-sufficiency.

Summer Youth Employment Fact Sheet

Eligibility Requirements for Youth (ages 16-21)

Download a Summer Youth Employment Application here

Employers: Download a Worksite Request Application here