Youthprise announced today $3.75 million in grants to connect Minnesota’s opportunity youth with services and support that will lead to careers in high demand, like IT, health care, construction and manufacturing. Opportunity Reboot, a Social Innovation Fund (SIF) program, targets youth ages 14-24 who are either homeless, in foster care, involved in the juvenile justice system or disconnected from school and work. The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation is one of six organizations across Minnesota to receive a 3-year Opportunity Reboot grant. The grant will support culturally competent employment and educational programs and wraparound services for 44 to 65 homeless youth at Prior Crossing, a youth housing facility in Saint Paul.
“Opportunity Reboot will provide homeless youth a foundation for a better life. By focusing on the strengths of youth at a critical time in their lives, we will support youth in achieving their goals and reaching their full potential. Stable housing is essential to any education or employment gains these youth will make,” says Nona Ferguson, Director of Wilder's Family Supportive Housing Services.
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