Unite for Our Youth

The United Nations designated August 12 as International Youth Day to celebrate the future of humanity. This year’s theme is “Youth Building Peace,” a reminder of the responsibility resting on the shoulders of today’s younger generations. It’s the perfect time to learn about the programs available to give our young people the chance to reach their fullest potential. On Benefits.gov, you can browse specific Federal programs designed to offer assistance to young people to encourage future success.

One of the best-known programs for young adults is Job Corps, the nation’s largest career technical training and education program for low-income young people ages 16 through 24. Job Corps has helped many Americans get their start in rewarding careers over the years. Young people with a specific goal in mind, such as training to be a nurse or funding a college education, should consider browsing the Education/Training category on Benefits.gov. Here, they can find a list of scholarship, development, and loan programs available to qualified candidates.

For young Americans who are just looking for support to engage with the world around them, there are some very creative opportunities for them to find some international education programs. For example, the Youth Ambassador program is an international exchange program that opens new horizons for young people. The Sports Diplomacy program uses the universal language of sports to bring together the youth of the world.

Lastly, the Street Outreach Program (SOP) aims to assist at-risk young people living on the streets or support programs for children living in Foster Care. Don’t wait to find out how to make a difference in the lives of these often-neglected members of our communities. Benefits.gov is a good starting point to find the information you need.

There are many other programs designed to give our young people the opportunity to make our world a better place for all of us to share. This year, use the resources available through Benefits.gov to give the youth of our country the tools they need to build peace for the future. You’ll be glad you did.

Child Care/Child Support
Education/Training