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Youth Services

WIOA Youth

Youth programs serve youth who are between the ages of 14-24, meet income guidelines, and have one or more barriers to employment. The goal of these programs is to work with you to provide specific education and employment plans to complete school and obtain employment. These services guide youth through career exploration, development of a career plan and workforce preparation skills.

Services provided to youth include:

  • Career-related guidance and planning
  • Employment opportunities
  • Paid and unpaid work experiences
  • Occupational skills training
  • Alternative secondary school options to complete high school
  • Tuition assistance for training in a new career
  • Support Services
  • Follow-up services

MN Youth

Youth programs serve youth who are between the ages of 14-21, meet income guidelines, or may be an at-risk youth. The goal of these programs is to work with you to provide specific education and employment plans to complete school and obtain employment. These services guide youth through career exploration, development of a career plan and workforce preparation skills.

Services provided include:

  • Paid work experience
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Support services

HECAP (Higher Education Career Advisors Pilot)

Partner with public school districts to assist high school students in choosing careers and the education and training required for those careers.

HECAP Goals

  • Assist high school students in selecting a career of interest and a post-secondary path to prepare for that career
  • Provide effective career counseling and labor market information
  • Build on the work of the Local Workforce Investment Boards in identifying strategic industries of high-growth, in-demand occupations
  • Raise local youth and parent awareness  

TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) Youth

This program provides grant funds to states and territories to provide families with financial assistance and related support services.

Project Objectives

  • Provide direct services in the form of work experiences and related support services to youth on MFIP
  • To demonstrate effective interagency collaborations
  • To identify best practices

Qualifications

  • Teen parents, ages 16-24, receiving (Minnesota Family Investment Program) MFIP cash benefits
  • Younger youth, ages 14-18, on the grant in (Minnesota Family Investment Program) MFIP cash benefit households