Employing Young People For The Summer, Preparing Them For The Future
On May 16, the commissioners approved 10 subaward agreements for the annual Summer YouthWorks Program, which provides young people (14-24 years-old) with the opportunity to develop and build skills and experience in the workforce.
The program, which is the largest of its type in Ohio, will serve 2,385 young people through 10 individual program contractors for a total of $9,879,304, and will provide them with a minimum of 300 hours of training or work experience (200 hours for participants who are also enrolled in school).
In addition to work experience, the programs will provide case management services, financial literacy and leadership education, and other career-based training. Funding is a mixture of state and federal dollars, and participants must be eligible for TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) or WIOA (Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act) services.