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Youth-Focused Direct Appropriations


Information about agencies receiving direct appropriations from the Minnesota Legislature for youth-focused activities can be found here.

Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES)

CLUES programming supports the expansion of culturally tailored programs addressing employment and education gaps for working adults and underserved youth by providing new job skills training to stimulate higher wages for low-income individuals, family support systems designed to reduce intergenerational poverty, and youth programming to promote educational advancement and career pathways.

Construction Careers Foundation

The primary goal of the CCP Initiative is to provide year-round educational and experiential learning opportunities for Minnesota youth and young adults, especially females and individuals of color, as they consider, navigate, and prepare for careers in the construction industry.

Minnesota High-Tech Association

SciTechsperience is a statewide internship program that connects college students in STEM majors (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) with paid internships in small to mid-sized Minnesota companies. SciTechsperience provides qualified employers with a 50 percent match on the intern’s wages in the form of a one-time reimbursement of up to $2,500 per intern.

Ujamaa Place

Ujamaa Place delivers its “Theory of Transformation” gender and culturally specific program within a community environment that assists African and African American men (18 -30 years of age) with stable housing and re-engagement with their families, work, and life skills essential to self-sufficiency with a strong focus on education and work-entry programming, specific employment skills training, employment retention, and personal management curriculum.

Youthprise: East African Youth

Funds for the East African Youth Economic Development Grant project, appropriated to Youthprise, are to "give grants through a competitive process to community organizations to provide economic development services designed to enhance long-term economic self-sufficiency in communities with concentrated East African populations."

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