Youth Workforce

Youth Workforce Overview

Through the WIOA Youth Workforce Development Financial Literacy Program, adolescents, ages 18 through 24 who receive public assistance and face barriers to employment, gain knowledge and skills surrounding personal finance and decision-making. It’s offered to those who are deficient in basic literacy skills, homeless, school drop-outs, ex-offenders, runaways, foster children, pregnant or parenting, or English language learners.

The program is made possible through a professional services agreement with the Stark Tuscarawas Workforce Developmental Board for the Comprehensive Case Management and Employment, a component of the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA), and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

You can help at-risk youth become financially independent by becoming a volunteer or give an online gift.

Our Impact

Understanding personal finance is the key toward a stronger financial future, as employment is secured and careers are created. That’s why we offer personal finance workshops and services to low-income youth who face barriers to employment. Through the 2015 WIOA Youth Workforce Development Financial Literacy Program:
youth received services
were placed in jobs or education
completed certifications or degrees