SLATE Awarded $1.1M YouthBuild Grant Through U.S. DOL-ETA

By on August 28, 2017

From The St. Louis American:  The St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) has been awarded a $1.1 million YouthBuild grant through Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (DOL-ETA). Of the 77 YouthBuild grantees nationwide, SLATE is the only agency in the state of Missouri to receive this funding award.

YouthBuild is a nationally-recognized pre-apprenticeship program for disadvantaged young people ages 16-24. Emphasis is placed on building Union diversity, high school diploma attainment, leadership development, financial literacy, academic achievement, and community service. Program participants complete high school or state equivalency degree programs, earn industry-recognized certifications for in-demand occupations, and undergo training to build housing for low-income or homeless individuals and families in their communities.

“The YouthBuild program is a major win for the Saint Louis Community,” said Dr. Alice Prince, Executive Director of SLATE. “This amazing program will be a bridge to prosperity for populations that have historically been underserved.”

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