Philadelphia Works Announces $6 Million Employment Connections for Opportunity Youth Programs

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:

City will spend $6 million to connect disadvantaged youth to jobs

Philadelphia youth employment initiative