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Youth Services And Programs

How Can Our WIOA
Youth Program Help?

The WIOA Youth Program is a free program that provides employment, training, and education for youth ages 16-24. 

Benefits of the Program

Accelerated Workforce Preparation

Adult Mentoring

Career Pathway Exploration

Clothing Pantry

College Fairs

Community Re-Integration

Computer Technology/Education

Entrepreneurial Training

Financial Literacy Programs

Food Pantry

Funding for Post-Secondary Education

Funding for Occupational Skill-Based Training

HiSet (Formerly GED) Classes

Incentives for Activity Completion

Paid Internships

Job Fairs

Job Placement/Referrals

Job Readiness Training

Job Retention Coaching

Leadership Development

Life Skills Guidance and Counseling

Supportive Services

Transportation Assistance


Work Experience Training

Section 188 of WIOA prohibits the exclusion of an individual from participation in, denial of the benefits of, discrimination in, or denial of employment in the administration of or in connection with, any programs and activities funded or otherwise financially assisted in whole or in part under Title I of WIOA because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief, and for beneficiaries only, citizenship status, or participation in a program or activity that receives financial assistance under Title I of WIOA.

Equal Opportunity is the law! Learn more about your rights here:

Employment Connection is an equal-opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Missouri Relay Services at 711.

Who Qualifies?

St. Louis County Residents

Homeless or Aging Out of Foster Care*

*City and county eligible

Pregnant or Parenting

Additional Criteria

  • Ages 16 – 24

  • Low Income or receiving TANF/SNAP

  • Not Attending School or seeking Hi-Set

  • Having Difficulty Attending School

  • Justice-Involved

More Questions?

Dutchtown Opportunity
Coalition for Youth

The Dutchtown Opportunity Coalition for Youth (DOCY) serves at-risk young people in the South Side neighborhoods of Dutchtown, Gravois Park, and Mount Pleasant by providing opportunities for education and meaningful work as well as safe spaces and engaging activities.

To learn more about DOCY, contact Program Manager Caitlyn Dorion at (314) 766-2853 or

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