Employ BR Youth Services

WIOA Law requires that Employ BR obtain providers of young adult services through a competitive process. 


Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana has partnered with EmployBR to provide services for out-of-school young adults, ages 14-24, as described below.


PROVIDER SERVICES

The following services shall be made available by providers chosen through this process:

  • Tutoring, study skills training, instruction, and evidence-based dropout prevention and recovery strategies that lead to completion of the requirements for a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent (including a recognized certificate of attendance or similar document for individuals with disabilities) or for a recognized postsecondary credential;
  • Alternative secondary school services, or dropout recovery services, as appropriate;
  • Paid and unpaid work experiences that have as a component academic and occupational education, which may include a. summer employment opportunities and other employment opportunities available throughout the school year; b. pre-apprenticeship programs; c. internships and job shadowing; and d. on-the-job training opportunities;
  • Occupational skill training, which may include priority consideration for training programs that lead to recognized postsecondary credentials that are aligned with in-demand industry sectors or occupations in the local area;
  • Education offered concurrently with and in the same context as workforce preparation activities and training for a specific occupation or occupational cluster;
  • Leadership development opportunities, which may include community service and peer-centered activities encouraging responsibility and other positive social and civic behaviors, as appropriate;
  • Supportive services;
  • Adult mentoring for the period of participation and a subsequent period, for a total of not less than 12 months;
  • Follow-up services for not less than 12 months after the completion of participation, as appropriate;
  • Comprehensive guidance and counseling, which may include drug and alcohol abuse counseling and referral, as appropriate;
  • Financial literacy education;
  • Entrepreneurial skills training;
  • Services that provide labor market and employment information about in-demand industry sectors or occupations available in the local area, such as career awareness, career counseling, and career exploration services; and
  • Activities that help youth prepare for and transition to postsecondary education and training.

 

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible individuals to be served through WIOA youth funding are:

Out-of-School Youth (OSY)

As defined under WIOA is an individual who is:

  • Not attending any school (as defined under State Law) 
  • Not younger than age 16 or older than age 24 at the time of enrollment 

And meets one or more of the following criteria:

  • An individual, who is out-of-school at time of enrollment and subsequently place in an alternative school or any school. A youth attending an alternative school (as defined by the State) at the time of enrollment is not a dropout.
  • A youth who is within the age of compulsory school attendance, but has not attended school for at least the most recent completed school year calendar quarter. 
  • A recipient of a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent who is a low-income individual and is either basic skills deficient or an English language learner. 
  • An individual who is subject to the juvenile or adult justice system. 
  • Homeless, runaway, or an individual who is in foster care or has aged out of the foster care system, a child eligible for assistance under section 477 of the Social Security Act, or an individual who is in an out-of-home placement. 
  • An individual who is pregnant or parenting. 
  • A youth who is an individual with a disability. 
  • A low-income individual that requires additional assistance to enter or complete an educational program or to secure or hold employment, as defined by the local board. 

In-School Youth (ISY)

As defined under WIOA is an individual who is:

  • Attending school
  • Not younger than age 14 (unless an individual with a disability who is attending school under State Law) or older than age 21
  • Low-income individual (includes youth living in a high-poverty area

And meets one or more of the following criteria:

  • Basic skills deficient
  • English language learner
  • An individual subject to the juvenile or adult justice system.
  • Homeless, runaway, or an individual who is in foster care or has aged out of the foster care system, a child eligible for assistance under the Social Security Act, or an individual who is in an out-of-home placement.
  • An individual who is pregnant or parenting.
  • A youth who is an individual with a disability.

An individual who requires additional assistance to complete an educational program or to secure or hold employment. 
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