On Tuesday, January 6, Philadelphia Works was joined by Mayor Jim Kenney, School District Superintendent Dr. William Hite, and other public officials, to announce the release of $6 million in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Youth Development (TANF YD) contracts to nine youth service providers. The new contracts will fund targeted year-round employment and education opportunities to four distinct populations of young adults (age 17-21):
- Youth identified as having autism or an intellectual/developmental disability;
- Youth who have been adjudicated (court-involved within the past five years);
- Youth who are aging or have aged out of foster care;
- Youth who have graduated from a School District of Philadelphia Career & Technical Education healthcare program.
Below is full summary of coverage from the announcement: