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 The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) as signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009.  The Recovery Act provides $1.2 billion.

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2  The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) as signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009.  The Recovery Act provides $1.2 billion in supplemental funds for WIA Youth activities.  Congress wants states and local areas to target these funds to operate expanded summer youth employment opportunities during the summer of 2009.

3 The Recovery Act includes two significant changes to Youth activities under WIA.  Increases the age to 24 years old  Work readiness indicator will be the only indicator to assess the effectiveness of the Summer Employment Program.

4  Local areas will have until June 30, 2011to expend WIA Youth Recovery Funds.  States are strongly encouraged to expend significant amounts of the fund in the summer of 2009.  TN was awarded $25 million in Youth Recovery Act Funds.  LWIA-10 was awarded $1.5 million in Youth Funds.

5  States are strongly encouraged to focus services on the youth most in need:  Youth in and aging out of foster care  Youth with disabilities  Out of school youth and those at risk of dropping out  Youth offenders and those at risk of court involvement.  Homeless and Runaway Youth  Children of Incarcerated Parents  Migrant youth  Indian/Native American Youth  Veterans and Eligible Spouses  Pregnant/Parenting Youth

6  Eligible youth between the ages of 14-24 worked for 8 weeks starting May 1- September 30 th 2009.  Youth customers earned $7.25 per hour and worked a maximum of 32 hours per weeks.

7  The Summer Youth Employment Program for our local area will be called the “Hire YOUth! Summer Program”

8 Hire YOUth! Summer Program Staff Tonja Garrett-Summer Youth Coordinator Stephen Webb-Business Services Manager Bob Creech-Business Services Manager Debbie Clifton-Special Projects Account Clerk Paula Harrison-Job Readiness Facilitator John Rawe-Monitor Guy Derryberry-Monitor Hardin Franklin-County Coordinator (Giles) Alice Johnston-County Coordinator (Hickman) Wendy Shelton-County Coordinator (Lawrence) Tanya Juday-County Coordinator (Lewis) Sylvia Davis-County Coordinator (Marshall) Robert Saye-County Coordinator (Maury)

9 Staff Continued Ricky Livengood-County Coordinator (Perry) Gailand Grinder-County Coordinator (Wayne) Marqueissa Davidson-Worksite Supervisor (Giles) Tim Holt-Worksite Supervisor (Hickman) Christina Dickens-Worksite Supervisor (Lawrence) Lindsey Smith-Worksite Supervisor (Lewis) Danika Hopkins-Worksite Supervisor (Marshall) Jeffery Lowrey-Worksite Supervisor (Maury) Casey Dugger-Worksite Supervisor (Maury) Sherry Davis-Worksite Supervisor (Maury) Bill Mullins-Worksite Supervisor (Perry) Stanley Boyd-Worksite Supervisor (Perry) Bob Turman-Worksite Supervisor (Wayne) Ricky Pierce-Worksite Supervisor (Wayne) Tracy Love-Worksite Supervisor (Wayne) Larry Nelson-Worksite Supervisor (Wayne)

10 Summer Youth Report CountyGoal# Hired # Out of School % of Out of School CRC’s Earned Entered Unsubsidized Employment Special Waiver (22-24) Heat Program Giles80982930%35 640 Hickman50632844%9 240 Lawrence75842732%26 700 Lewis50682638%19 211 Marshall75915055%26 880 Maury16021311152%20 11167 Perry2001695633%19 100 Wayne6070710%14 310 Total75085633439%168 40348

11 Enrollment by Age

12 CharacteristicTotal Male435 Female421 African American248 White574 Hispanic/Latino15 American Indian or Alaska Native9 Asian1 Hawaiian Native or other Pacific Islander2 Individuals with Disabilities174 Veterans6 Foster Children28 Dislocated Workers or Children of DW’s55

13 Summer Youth Job Placements



16 Some participants will continue on in the year round programs after completion of summer activities. The programs include:  In-School Youth Programs Including JTG.  GED Plus Program  OJT Program  Post Secondary Assistance Where People and Jobs Connect

17 2010 Summer Youth Timeline January & February March & April May to September October to December Program Planning *Revisions to applications & forms *Budget & Program Development *Worksite Development *Develop online application *Hiring Summer Program Staff Applications & Worksite Development *Distribution of Summer Youth Applications *Availability of online application system *Worksite review & approval process *Press Releases sent to media outlets *Orientations for Staff & Employers *Review applications to determine eligibility *Enrollment & placement of selected customers Program Phase *Up to 8 weeks of work experience for selected youth *Work Readiness component provided *Monitoring of worksites & customers *Weekly payroll processed Program Closeout *Closeout visits and reports *Feedback from employers *Evaluations completed by employers & youth customers *Wrap-Up Meeting *Prepare for upcoming program


19 Essence was employed with TJ’s Mane Attraction through the Summer Program. While working, she passed her state board exam for Cosmetology. Essence states, “ working at TJ’s has really helped me in passing my state board exam. I look at it as a great overall situation…The summer youth program put me in the perfect job for me.” Essence was hire by TJ’s Mane Attraction on 8/17/09.

20 Toshanna is employed with Dr. Nell Ahl in Hickman Co. Dr Ahl’s office is in her home and it is wheelchair friendly so Toshanna goes one or two days a week to help with the clerical duties of the office. Toshanna states, “ love my job! I’m extremely excited about the possibility of this summer job turning into a regular job for me.”

21 Derrick is a 2009 graduate of Summertown High School and plans to enroll at the TTC in the fall (CAD Program). He is employed with DRM LLC. This summer he assembled machinery, worked in the control panel shop, ran conduit through wires, went to jobsites to observe and help, etc. “This experience has tied in well with the degree I hope to get. I found through this that I would like to work more specifically in building construction with CAD than mechanical construction. I think that I would like to be an architect maybe.”

22 Chris is a college student majoring in Political Science/minor in Criminal Law. His job through the summer youth program has been with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Dept. He’s helped with a variety of jobs: payroll, bookkeeping, front desk “greeter”, and anything else they ask him to do. He possibly will go on to law school. “I have really been able to get a good feel for the in’s & out’s of the sheriff’s dept. I have been drawn to public service and this job was a good fit for me. As long as I can help make a positive difference in people’s lives I’m happy.”“I have extreme respect for someone who can go out and put their life on the line as their job.” Chris was hired by the Lawrence Co Sheriff’s Dept on 8/3/09. Chris Jackson (Lawrence County)

23 Jordan is employed with WMLR Radio station in Hohenwald. He enjoys playing oldies on weekday evenings. His employer states, “I found Jordan through a school work program. He is a dependable, reliable young man….and he likes radio.” Jordan will attend UT Martin in the fall.

24 Joshua is employed with the Marshall County Veteran’s Services Office. He will return to active duty in Afghanistan soon. “People think that it is easy for veterans to get a job, but it isn’t. I looked for a long time and was getting really discouraged until I walked into the career center here in Lewisburg. They suggested that I sign up for the “Hire YOUth” Summer Youth Program. I’ve really enjoyed working here. I hope that I can work here part-time once I return from Afghanistan and start college.”

25 William is a Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. He is employed as a Computer Technician Assistance with SCTWA. Williams states, “I feel like the summer youth program is helping youth like me get the experience we need to get ahead. This is the first time I’ve been able to use the knowledge that I acquired in the Army and really see what I can do!”

26 Jennifer is enrolled at MTSU majoring in Biology/Agri-Science. She is employed with the UT Agriculture Extension Service in Spring Hill. She states “I would definitely like to work at an organization like this once I graduate from college. Before working here…I only wanted to study animals and now I will be focusing on animals and plants in school. My supervisor has really exposed me to lots of different job that go on here. The irrigation system is very unique and great to learn about. I’ve picked up some plumbing skills as well!”

27 Amber worked for Vision Perry on the Beautification Project and states it is her very first job. “It’s not just about me…it is about the whole community. We’re trying to improve our community through the beauty of art. We’ve created a sculpture garden that also includes many flowers and we’re in the process of creating an outdoor theater area. Vision Perry is completely original!”

28 Logan Kington (Perry County) Logan worked for Vision Perry in Video Production. He states, I have learned so much this summer with this job; video production, editing, team work, communications and other skills that I can use in my next job. It has also helped me be able to pay bills, buy equipment and get things I needed for starting school in the fall.”

29 Andrea will be a freshman at UNA and will be majoring in Elementary Education. She states, “I’ve really enjoyed it because I’m not just a secretary. Mr. Yarbourgh actually teaches me many different things about how to run a law office. I’ve learned how important time management, business etiquette and discretion are in the business world.”

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