Believing that youth are our future, YouthLEAD provides eligible youth with useful and necessary skill training and/or basic education and employment opportunities. The specific goal is to prepare youth for employment or post-secondary education following completion of a high school education or, for older youth, help them begin and maintain progress on a satisfying career track.
Priority for enrollment is determined on the basis of income.
YouthLEAD can provide such services as a positive work experience, development of career goals, exploration of post-secondary options, personalized Lifework Portfolio, a mentor, leadership development opportunities, and academic help.
Youth Application (Complete for YouthLEAD, Workforce Investment Act (WIA), and Minnesota Youth Program (MYP) Programs)
YouthLEAD Newsletters - for youth and written by youth in the YouthLEAD program.
Click on the links below for additional information on youth programming both locally and nationwide.
America’s Career InfoNet
America’s Job Bank
America’s Talent Bank
Child Labor Laws
Connecting Youth to Communities and Careers
Library Finder Tool
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
Minnesota WorkForce Center
National Youth Employment Coalition
Online Schools in Florida
U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training