New proposals sought for county youth program
Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 11:47 am

The St. Lawrence County Workforce Investment Board and its Youth Council are seeking an organization run their year-round youth programs.

The board has posted a request for proposals (RFP).

The WIB youth programs serve youth who are economically disadvantaged with year-round services to assist them with their employment.

According to the request for proposals, the design of St. Lawrence County Workforce Investment Board youth programs will include:

• A program that builds upon the array of existing programs and services rather than creates a parallel infrastructure

• A system linked to the St. Lawrence County One Stop Career Center

• A focus on the 16- to 21-year-old population, and

• Co-enrollment, as appropriate, of young adults into the WIA Adult program.

The RFP says the program is designed to identify programs that assist youth to become life-long learners with the necessary skills to support long-term success in the job market. The overall goal of this RFP is to identify programs that assist at-risk youth in achieving skill development, major educational attainment, and employment.

Estimated available funding for 2012 – 2013 is expected to be $50,000 to $75,000, depending on the needs of youth.

The RFP can be seen at www.slconestop.com and clicking on “Requests for Proposals” or by stopping into the St. Lawrence County One-Stop Career Center, 80 State Hwy 310, Canton. Organizations may also call 386-3276 and request a copy.

All proposals are due by Monday, March 5.