Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley Youth Adult Services are funded under the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA).

WIOA substantially changed youth programming and placed new emphasis on serving young adults year-round within a comprehensive workforce development system. WIOA calls for an interdisciplinary, long-term and comprehensive approach to young adult services. The young adult programs are designed to create a network of integrated activities that will provide comprehensive service strategies based on the individual needs of participants.

Services offered through the youth program include:

  • tutoring,
  • study skills,
  • instruction leading to secondary school completion or equivalent,
  • dropout prevention strategies,
  • career counseling,
  • job readiness training,
  • career exploration,
  • community involvement,
  • leadership skills development, and
  • job shadowing

Young adult services are provided at all seven Workforce Solutions locations in the Brazos Valley.

Click here for the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Application.

For online Career and Education Exploration, check out TexasCareerCheck.com to research careers you want to know more about and discover occupations that match your interests, their annual wages, employment rates, education requirements and much more!

Foster Youth

The Texas Foster Youth Justice Project has a guide designed to answer some of the questions you may be facing as you “age out” of Texas Foster Care. This is a great resource not only for Foster Youth, but also for advocates, family, and friends to better understand the process.

The guide addresses several of the top areas of concern including, but not limited to, Your Rights in Foster Care, Getting Ready to Live on Your Own, Education, Employment, Healthcare and Public Benefits, Identification Documents, and Managing Your Money & Banking.

To access the newly updated guide online, Click Here and the guide will open in a new page.

For more information on the Texas Foster Youth Justice Project, feel free to visit them online at http://texasfosteryouth.org/.

Want to learn more about what Foster Youth who are “Aging Out” might be experiencing? This article on Five Thing to Know about the Transition from Foster Youth to Adulthood is a quick read that contains a lot of information and additional links that will help you learn more!

To sign up to participate in or learn more about a FREE WEBINAR on School-Based Advocacy for LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care that will be held on Thursday, September 28th from 11:00am-12:00pm CST, click here. The website, Human Rights Campaign, contains a wealth of resources for children and families.

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