Federal grant launches Santa Maria Summer Jobs and Beyond youth employment program


Santa Maria is one of the few places that will be given the chance to take advantage of a grant that would help communities with high-risk kids and young adults. The grant is called Santa Maria Summer Jobs and Beyond and it will find participants that who may be connected to gangs and get them into jobs in the hopes that they will gain the skills and knowledge to help them later on in life.

A reason why Santa Maria was one of the chosen locations was because of the gang and violent activity going on involving the youth, so this program is a great way to target those involved and help them get out of potentially dangerous situations and lifestyles. The Obama Administration and Department of Labor came up with this as a possible solution to high unemployment rates and gang violence.

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Federal Programs Related to - Employment, General/Other

Programs whose primary purpose is to help people find, secure and sustain suitable gainful employment.

Federal Programs Related to - Job Training & Employment

Programs that provide instruction or experience in utilizing the skills required for the performance of specific job-related tasks and the assumption of specific job-related responsibilities. Includes comprehensive programs offering training, education, employment and social welfare. Community Work & Training Programs; Employment Acquisition; Employment Placement Programs; Employment Preparation; Employment Procurement; Employment Training; Employment Training Job Referral Programs; Foreign Employment Programs; Industrial Training; Job Banks; Job Fairs; Job Information Clearinghouses; Job Listings; Job Seeking Skills; Jobs Training Partnership Act; JTPA Programs; Manpower Training Programs; Occupational Training; OICs; On-the-Job Training; Opportunities Industrialization Centers; Personnel Training; Post Employment Assistance Programs; Pre-Employment Training; Pre-Job Guidance; Prejob Training; Public Employment & Training Programs; Title IIA Programs; Title IIB Programs; Welfare to Work Programs; WIA Programs; Work & Training Programs; Work Experience Programs; Workforce Development Programs; Workforce Investment Act Programs;

Federal Programs Related to - Youth Development, General/Other

Programs that provide opportunities for children and youth to participate in recreational, cultural, social and civic activities through membership in clubs and other youth groups with a special focus on programs whose purpose is to help youngsters develop their potential and grow into healthy, educated, responsible and productive adults.



The position young people are dealt with can be complex, and yet the entire economic system is still focused for an age that’s almost gone astray. The solution? Promoting social enterprise and getting these young people integrated into work.




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