Proposed Federal Bill Would Create New Job Programs for Opportunity Youth (By Sarah Barr, Youth Today September 23, 2016)


WASHINGTON — Teenagers and young adults who are not in school or working could get a boost from proposed federal legislation that would create new job programs and expand community-based support.
Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Virginia, on Thursday introduced the Opening Doors for Youth Act of 2016, legislation that would create grant programs to support jobs for youth ages 14 to 24; year-round employment for those ages 16 to 24; and local community partnerships dedicated to improving rates of high school graduation and youth employment.
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