Young people, 14-24 years of age, interested in full-year youth programs funded by the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) must be low income and possess significant and defined barriers to education and employment.
In School Youth Services
Through a contract with local Boards of Education, WIOA provides access to In-School services. All youth receiving In-School Youth Services must be determined income-eligible and have at least one of seven barriers to employement as defined by WIOA. Services may include tutoring, mentoring, credit recovery, tracking of attendance and grades, leadership development, work experience opportunities, and others. The purpose of the In-School Program is to assist youth ages 14-21 currently enrolled in High School to graduate and pursue employment or post-secondary education.
Out of School Youth Services
The Out-of-School Youth services are designed for adolescence ages 16-24 that did not complete their High School education and obtain a High School diploma. WIOA may assist them through contracts with several Out-of-School service providers through-out the Northwest Georgia Region. Services may include mentoring, tracking of attendance and grades, work experience opportunities, GED assistance, supportive services for transportation and childcare, tuition and fees, job placement assistance and others. By providing these wrap around services, out–of –school youth will have the skills that will enable them to find and keep a job.