Programs for At-Risk Youth

Minnesota Youth Program

The program serves low-income and at-risk youth ages 14 to 21 who lack academic and "applied skills" considered critical for current and future workplace needs. Information here is for providers - not youth.

WIA Youth Program

This program provides economically disadvantaged teenagers and young adults between the ages of 14 and 21 with year-round employment and training services. 

Youthbuild Program

The Youthbuild program provides specialized training for youth and young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who are at risk of not completing or have not completed their high school education.

WIOA Young Adult Program

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) takes effect July 1, 2015. Until then, eligible youth will continue to receive services under the WIA Youth Program. Information here is for practitioners, youth-serving agencies and others to learn about Minnesota’s transition to WIOA youth programs.