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Provides District youth ages 14 to 24 with enriching and constructive summer work experiences.

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DC Career Connections is a work readiness program designed to provide more than 400 out-of-school District youth with opportunities to gain valuable work experience, skills training, and individualized coaching and support to gain employment.

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The In-School Program provides academic enrichment activities, work-readiness skills, project-based learning, life skills and leadership development.  The goal of the program is to help prepare District youth to successfully transition from high school into post-secondary education, advanced

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The District's Longtime Youth Leadership Institute Renamed in Honor of Founder Marion Barry
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The Out-of-School Program provides skills workshops, career awareness and work readiness modules, basic education, GED preparation and basic computer training, as well as vocational skills training.  Training is provided in the following areas: Construction Trades, Emergency Medical Technolo

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The Pathways for Young Adults Program is designed to assist out-of-school and out-of-work District residents ages 18-24 by combining occupational training, life skills development and work readiness instructions to connect them back to the world of work successfully.

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Summer Youth Employees

OYP provides skills training, work experience, academic enrichment and life skills training to facilitate the development of work habits and skills that are essential for success.