Virtual

Friday, August 20, 2021 2:00 PM ~ 3:30 PM ET

Informational Kickoff Session will focus on the introduction to the Young Adult Reentry Partnership 2 – program and expectations for organizations that were awarded funding. Attendees have received notification of award and are expected to attend. 

 

Description

The purpose of the Young Adult Reentry Partnership-2 (YARP-2) Kickoff is to introduce and inform the new grantee organizations.  YARP-2 programs intends to provide education and training services that improve the employment outcomes of young adults who are involved in the criminal justice system and/or who left high school prior to graduation, and to develop the capacity of community colleges to meet the needs of young adults with justice system involvement.  Young adults served under this grant program are between the ages of 18 and 24 and currently or previously have been involved in the juvenile or adult criminal justice system and/or who left high school prior to graduation.

The funded projects will ensure that young adults transitioning from the criminal justice system are prepared to meet the needs of their local labor markets with the skills required by employers.   

 

Moderator(s)

Andrea Bizzell, Workforce Analyst, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

 

Presenter(s)

Andrea Bizzell, Workforce Analyst, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

Melissa Abdullah, Grant Officer, Office of Grants Management, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration