Youth & Young Adult

Our Youth Connections program is for out-of-school young adults ages 18 - 24. This program centers on work experience and education, and is designed to start a career for each participant.

 

Youth Connections offers:

  • Paid Work Experience

  • Tutoring/Study Skills Training

  • Alternative Secondary School Services or Dropout Recovery Services

  • Occupational Skills Training

  • Leadership Development

  • Adult Mentoring                  

  • Supportive Services

  • Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling

  • Financial Literacy Information

  • Entrepreneurial Skills

The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth program is designed to help eligible youth meet career and educational goals through our year round program. The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act seeks to expand youth services to reach more out-of-school youth between 16-24 years old who are not attending any school, and who are one or more of the following:

 

  • A school dropout

  • Within the age of compulsory school attendance but has not attended school for at least the most recent complete school year calendar quarter

  • A recipient of a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent who is low income and 1) Basic skills deficient 2) a n English language learner

  • An individual who is subject to the juvenile or adult justice system

  • A homeless individual, a runaway, in foster care or aged out of foster care system

  • An individual who is pregnant or parenting

  • An individual with a disability

  • A low-income individual who requires additional assistance to enter or complete an educational program or to secure and hold employment

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This project is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. NETLWDB/AB&T, a WIOA Title I-financially assisted program/activity, is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities and/or limited English proficiency. TDD/TTY:  423-610-0134.

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