At-Risk Youth Investment from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WENY) -- New York Senator (D) Kirsten Gillibrand announced a $105 million federal investment today to help at-risk-children. In the announcement Gillibrand said no at-risk child should be left behind and or lose the opportunity to live the American dream
“This program provides job training and educational opportunities to youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who have previously dropped out of high school,” said Gillibrand
The funding support will help to create job training and education opportunities.
“Truly a wonderful program that gives struggling young people the means to get welling paying jobs and to build a better life for themselves and their families. it is especially needed now to grow our economy and to rebuild the communities in the wake of the pandemic,” said Gillibrand.
Gillibrand said this program is more essential now than ever. The programs are designed to address the labor gap, while helping people who are teens and young adults create a solid foundation for themselves and their families.
“Programs like youth build are a life line to these youth people and not only allow them to transform their lives, but also their communities by giving them vocational skills for well-paying jobs in construction and other in demand industries like health care, hospitality, IT. Youth build can improve their futures while also creating more skilled workers to help address the critical worker shortages,” said Gillibrand.