WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that County Corp in Dayton was awarded $1,099,999 to provide academic and job skills training for at-risk youth by the United States Department of Labor’s (DOL) YouthBuild program.
YouthBuild is an alternative education program for students between the ages of 16 and 24 who have been in the juvenile justice system, are aging out of foster care, have dropped out of high school, or have other risk factors that could prevent them from reaching key educational and career milestones. Through the academic component of the program, students earn high school diplomas, general education development (GED) certifications, or other equivalency diplomas. YouthBuild’s occupational training component allows participants to earn certifications for in-demand occupations, including construction and healthcare and information technology.
“Helping young people get a foothold in the workforce is critical to Ohio’s long-term success. We must pay special attention to at-risk youth and ensure they have the opportunity to get a good education and the job skills they need to succeed,” Brown said. “This funding will help County Corp continue its important work throughout Montgomery County.”
County Corp is a non-profit organization dedicated to aiding Montgomery County residents through providing affordable housing and creating economic opportunities.