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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) program of the Alameda County Office of Education is currently searching for three Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug counselors to provide direct services to middle and high school students in the TUPE consortium schools. Complete job announcement HERE. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter by Monday, June 18 at 5pm via e-mail to Janine Saunders at email@example.com.
Game Theory Academy, an education program that teaches youth ages 16-22 about the economy and how to make better financial decisions, covers topics including budgeting, strategies for saving, and why things are so expensive! The best part is participants get PAID!! Some participants have said: “Game Theory Academy gave me knowledge about how to budget my spending” -2011 participant; "Every class I learned something new and beneficial."- 2010 participant.
Classes are held Monday & Thursday from 4pm-6pm. The Oakland Summer session begins July 9th. Participants can earn up to $150 if they attend all sessions. Contact Dillon at 510-463-4043 or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up! FLYER HERE.
NEW JOB REPORT FROM NYC: Now Hiring, a recently released report authored for Center for an Urban Future identifies more than 26,000 openings in NYC that disconnected youth could qualify for with a minimum level of training. A useful read for anyone interested in helping young people find jobs-- check it out to see if there are similar local opportunities for youth.
06/22/2012, 9:00am - 5:00pm
The THIRD ANNUAL Y.O.U.T.H. Training Project Transition Age Youth (TAY) Conference: Employed Youth Change the World! will be held June 22nd. This conference is specifically geared towards TAY who currently work in social service/juvenile justice/mental health and other programs in which they have previously been consumers. The conference is equally geared towards the employers of these youth. READ MORE.
Barnes and Noble Bookstore is hosting a book fair on behalf of FYA Member Seneca Family of Agencies. B & N will be donating proceeds from the book fair that will be held online and in stores June 15-17. All you have to do is type in a special code or present a voucher at checkout. All the details HERE, and Voucher with Special Code HERE.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently released a report: "Housing for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care: A Review of the Literature and Program Typology" (Dworsky, et al, April 2012.) The report provides a summary of the housing needs and outcomes common to young people who age out of foster care, and looks at the programs and resources available to assist them with housing. In addition, the report reviews the current literature on the issue, and presents a program typology, identifying innovative housing programs around the country, including two in California.
The U.S. Department of Education has released a request for information (RFI) on Strategies for Improving Outcomes for Disconnected Youth. The RFI invites organizations to recommend effective approaches to increase the rate at which young people ages 14 to 24 who are homeless, in foster care, involved in the juvenile justice system, unemployed or not enrolled in an educational institution meet educational, employment, and other key development goals. Submit responses to the RFI via regulations.gov by July 5, 2012. View the RFI HERE.