Employment & Training

Environmental Literacy Grants: Supporting the education of K-12 students and the public for community resilience

The goal of this funding opportunity is to build environmental literacy of K-12 students and the public so they are knowledgeable of the ways in which their community can become more resilient to extreme weather and/or other environmental hazards, and become involved in achieving that resilience. Projects should build the collective environmental literacy necessary for communities to become more resilient to the extreme weather and other environmental hazards they face in the short- and long-term.

FY2020 National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)

The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for one cooperative agreement for the FY2020 National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program. NSLI-Y increases the number of American youth (ages 15 to 18) who learn critical foreign languages in support of strengthening national security, promoting U.S. competitiveness, building mutual understanding, and preparing youth for the global economy. U.S.

FY 2020 Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP)

The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for the FY 2020 Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP), pending the availability of funds. U.S.

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources

The fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) hold much promise as sectors of the economy where we can expect to see continuous vigorous growthin the coming decades. STEM job creation is expected to outpace non-STEM job creation significantly, according to the Commerce Department, reflecting the importance of STEM knowledge to the US economy. The National Science Foundation (NSF) plays a leadership role in developing and implementing efforts to enhance and improve STEM education in the United States.

Share with Youth: Education and Career Pathways Toolkit

This new toolkit is a collection of curated resources developed by youth for youth. Find resources on career & education paths, paying for school, career planning, and more.

New Toolkit on Education & Careers for Youth on YE4C

This new toolkit is a collection of curated resources developed by youth for youth. Find resources on career & education paths, paying for school, career planning, and more.

Summer and Youth Employment Resources

Download the resource list (PDF, 4 pages).

Online Communities & Resources

  • Sponsored by the Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor, WorkforceGPS provides workforce professionals, educators, and business leaders curated communities of interest, useful training resources, promising practices, and evidenced-based research.
  • Summer Jobs Community of Practice provides a space to share promising practices and knowledge and expertise about summer programming.
  • Youth Connections Community of Practice is an online learning destination for public workforce system staff and partners who connect youth to employment, training, and educational opportunities.

Finding Resources for Youth

  • Map My Community Tool on youth.gov helps locate Federally-funded youth programs in a designated area by ZIP code search.
  • Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success is a curriculum developed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability and Employment Policy focused on teaching "soft" or workforce readiness skills to youth, including youth with disabilities.
  • Museums for All was launched in 2014 as a cooperative initiative between Institute for Museums and Library Services (IMLS) and the Association of Children's Museums, as a way to reach out to underserved communities and encourage all families to visit museums regularly. The program allows individuals with an EBT card free or reduced (up to $3.00) admission for up to four persons per cardholder during normal operating hours.

Finding Employment Opportunities

  • GetMyFuture.org connects young adults to career, education, and job search resources sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.

Protecting Young Employees

Recruiting & Engaging Young Workers

  • Youth Resources on Engagement provides lists of technical assistance resources to help state and local workforce leaders, youth program practitioners, stakeholders and partners get prepared to successfully implement a high-quality summer youth employment programs.

Resources on Work Experiences, Leadership, & Training

Financial Literacy

Summer Meals

Listening Session: What Big Decisions are Youth Facing Today?

Twenty-one young people shared the important decisions in their lives, including the people who support them and resources they use to make decisions.