Presentation on theme: "Overview of the Division of Youth Services Programs The Corps Network Conference February 11, 2013."— Presentation transcript:
Overview of the Division of Youth Services Programs The Corps Network Conference February 11, 2013
Youth Programs Formula & Competitive WIA formula youth program – Serves low-income, in-school and out-of-school youth ages 14-21. – Funds activities to improve educational and skill competencies and to build connections to employers and postsecondary education. – Includes case management, leadership development, mentoring, educational and occupational training and supportive services. – Local program design includes developing service strategies tailored to specific individual employment goals. YouthBuild – Provides occupational skills training, educational, and leaderships development competitive grant program assisting out-of-school youth, ages 16-24, in entering a career pathway. Reintegration of Ex-Offenders (RExO) – Youth and Adult – The youth RExO portfolio consists of programs that provide educational skills training, occupational learning, restorative justice and employment opportunities for youth and young adults ages 14 to 24 that have been involved in the juvenile justice system. Employment and Training Administration
Participants and Appropriations ProgramParticipants Served PY2011 PY 2011 Appropriations Workforce Investment Act Youth Program 241,224 $825,914,000 YouthBuild 7,279 $75,800,000 RExO-Youth15,579$ 54,000,000
WIA Youth Program Who we serve WIA formula funded youth program serves in-school and out-of-school youth ages 14-21 who are low income, and have one or more of the following barriers: – deficient in basic literacy skills; – school dropout; – homeless, runaway or foster child; – pregnant or parenting; – offender; or – require additional assistance to complete an educational program, or to secure and hold employment (including a youth with a disability).
Services under the WIA Youth Program Academic – Tutoring, study skills training, and dropout prevention activities – Alternative secondary school offerings Vocational – Work experience year round and during the summer months – Occupational skills training – Leadership development activities Support – Supportive services – Mentoring – Follow-up services – Comprehensive guidance and counseling Employment and Training Administration
Funding and Oversight Flow for Formula Funds for Youth Employment and Training Administration U.S. Department of Labor Local Workforce Investment Boards Service Providers (may include One Stop Career Centers) State Agency/State Workforce Investment Board Develops a strategic vision for the state, provides leadership to the local workforce investment boards and informs local strategies Provides strategic direction to their areas and sets training priorities Oversees the public workforce system Local service providers including community organizations and One Stop Career Centers may provide services to youth. http://www.servicelocator.org