Individuals who are between ages 14 to 24 are eligible for services. All youth must meet Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) income criteria and fall within one or more categories under WOIA. Under the WIOA, youth are classified into 2 categories: Out of School Youth or In School Youth. Our service strategies prepare youth for employment and/ or post-secondary education through strong linkages between academic and occupational learning. Strategies incorporate one or more of the 14 required program elements listed here:

  • Tutoring, study skills, and dropout prevention
  • Alternative education
  • Paid and unpaid work experiences
  • Occupational skills training
  • Leadership development
  • Supportive services
  • Adult mentoring
  • Follow-up services
  • Comprehensive guidance and counseling
  • Education offered concurrently with, and in the area context as workforce preparation activities and training
  • Financial literacy education
  • Provision of labor market information
  • Activities that help youth prepare for and transition to post-secondary education and training
  • Entrepreneurial skills training