Youth & Young Adult Employment Programs

Services for Eligible Out of School Youth and Young Adults ages 16 to 24 include:

Tuition Assistance for Vocational and Career Scholarship Programs:

Financial assistance to help with the cost of tuition, books, and other fees related to post-secondary training in a demand occupation.

Supportive Services:

Financial assistance for other costs related to post-secondary vocational training, which might include transportation, child care, special uniforms and/or tools.

Paid and Unpaid  Work Experience:

Paid placement at a local business from two weeks to three months to give the participant exposure to employment and work experience in a trade or career.

More Services: 

Soft skills training, volunteer opportunities, resume/cover letter preparation, job search assistance, vocational/skill assessments,              mock interviews, job shadows/business tours, networking opportunities, application assistance and various workshops offered throughout the year.

(Click here for the Out of School Youth & Young Adult Program Application)

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Eligibility Guidelines:

* Participants must have one of the following barriers.

    • High School Drop Out
    • Subject to the juvenile or adult justice system
      • Homeless
      • Foster care or has aged out of the foster care system
      • Pregnant or parenting
    • Individual with a disability

* Low income eligibility is required for the following.

    • Basic skills deficient
    • Requires additional assistance to complete an educational program or to secure and retain employment.
Summer Employment Opportunities for Eligible (In and Out) of School Youth ages 14-20:

Paid Work Experience: Paid work placement are available with local business throughout Wyoming County giving the participant exposure to employment and work experience in a trade or career.  You can earn $11.10/hour working 25 hours per week for 5 weeks.

Applications for the 2018 Summer Youth Employment Program, for Eligible youth ages 14-20, are now available at Community Action for Wyoming County 6470 Rt. 20A Perry, NY 14530 or for print at the link below.

(Click here for the 2019 Summer Youth Employment Program Application)

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Eligibility Guidelines

Summer Program Only. 

Household Size Annual Income Limit
1 $24,980
2 $33,820
3 $42,660
4 $51,500
5 $60,340
6 $69,180
7 $78,020
8 $86,860