As per the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), a youth council must be established as a subgroup within each local Workforce Investment Board (WIB). The purpose of the local Youth Council is to strengthen the capacity of education, youth development and training programs to provide high quality services that are aligned with workforce skills required for employment and civic success in New York City. The local Youth Council promotes a network that increases communication, coordination and collaboration, and encourages public support for this effort.
The membership of each youth council must include:
- Members of the Local Board, such as educators, which
may include special education personnel, employers, and representatives of
human service agencies, who have special interest or expertise in youth
- Members who represent service agencies, such as
juvenile justice and local law enforcement agencies;
- Members who represent local public housing
- Parents of eligible youth seeking assistance under
subtitle B of title I of WIA;
- Individuals, including former participants, and
members who represent organizations, that have experience relating to youth
- Members who represent the Job Corps, if a Job Corps
Center is located in the local area represented by the council.
- Youth councils may include other individuals, who the chair of the Local Board, in cooperation with the chief elected official (the Mayor of the City of New York), determines to be appropriate. Members of the youth council who are not members of the Local Board must be voting members of the youth council and nonvoting members of the Local Board.
Workforce Investment Board Documents:
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