WIOA programs support youth and young adults ages 14-24. The overarching goal of these programs is to ensure that low-income and disconnected youth are able to access critical education, training, and career development services so that they are able to enter the labor force and ultimately build economic self-sufficiency. “In-school” youth are those who are at risk of dropping out of school. “Out-of-school” youth are those who have dropped out already. Programs are run by area non-profit organizations or local school districts. Contracts are awarded based on a response to a SSWDB-released RFP.
Success is measured by the number of youth who achieve a high school diploma or equivalency certificate (HiSET) and engage in employment and/or enroll in post-secondary education or training.
We distribute funds so that our partners can provide educational and work readiness services to young people 14-21 years of age.
Some of our partners include:
- Local school districts
- Community-based and non-profit organizations
- Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
- Commonwealth Corporation
- Department of Youth Services
- Department of Children and Families