study skills training, Instruction leading to secondary school
completion, Drop out prevention strategies;
unpaid work experiences, internships, job shadowing;
Occupational skill training;
development opportunities, community service, peer-centered activities;
mentoring for at least 12 months;
Comprehensive guidance and counseling, drug and alcohol abuse
counseling. (mental health services)
There are four categories of WIA youth
Older Youth, ages 19 through 21 may be served
with the ten program elements described above, or if more appropriate. Older
youth may be served with youth funds, adult funds, or both.
Younger Youth, ages 14 through 18, are served with the ten program
elements defined above and with skill goals, also described below.18 year olds may be served with adult WIA activities and funds.
Out-of-School Youth may be dropouts or may be graduates/GED holders who are
basic skills deficient (test below 8.9 grade level), are unemployed, or are
underemployed.At least 30% of youth
funds must be spent on out-of-school youth.
In-School Youth are all others, including alternative school, special
ed, and home school students.
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