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The Youth Program provides 14 high quality services for youth and young adults that lead to a good job along a career pathway or enrollment in postsecondary education. 

  1. Tutoring, study skills training, instruction, and dropout prevention and recovery
  2. Alternative secondary school services and dropout recovery services
  3. Paid and unpaid work experiences that include academic and occupational education
  4. Occupational skill training
  5. Education services that include workforce preparation activities and training for a specific occupation
  6. Leadership development, including community service and peer-centered activities
  7. Supportive services
  8. Adult mentoring
  9. Comprehensive guidance and counseling, including drug and alcohol abuse counseling, mental health counseling, and referral to partner programs
  10. Financial literacy education
  11. Entrepreneurial skills training
  12. Services that provide labor market and employment information about in-demand industry sectors or occupations, such as career awareness, career counseling, and career exploration services
  13. Activities that help youth prepare for and transition to postsecondary education and training, such as:
    1. exploring postsecondary education options
    2. assisting youth to prepare for SAT/ACT testing
    3. assisting with college admission applications, searching and applying for scholarships and grants, and filling out FAFSA and other financial aid applications
    4. connecting youth to postsecondary education programs
  14. Follow-up services

Youth Program services are provided through American Job Centers.  To learn more about the Youth Program, contact the nearest American Job Center.  Click here for locations, phone numbers, and email addresses of Nebraska’s American Job Centers and affiliate one-stop centers.