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Whitehouse to Seek Nearly $6 Billion for Youth Employment

Mon,02/08/2016 - 09:28am

The Obama administration, in its budget request due out next week, is including a multibillion-dollar ask to help bolster job opportunities for young people, including high school students. The proposal calls for $3.5 billion for new partnerships between companies and communities to help a million young people find work, and $2 billion for community partnerships to help students who have dropped out of high school—or who are at risk of dropping out—get a diploma and connect to jobs and internships. Plus, it includes $200 million for youth apprenticeships, including classroom-based training.