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Out-of-School Youth Eligibility

An Out-of-School Youth is an individual between the ages of 16-24, low income, and meets at least one of the following barriers to employment:

  1. Not attending any school (as defined under State law);

  2. Not younger than age 16 or older than age 24 at time of enrollment; and

  3. One or more of the following:

        a.  A school dropout;

        b.  A youth who is within the age of compulsory school attendance, but has not attended school for at least the

             most recent complete school year calendar quarter;
       c.  A recipient of a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent who is a low-income individual and is

             either basic skills deficient or an English language learner;
      d.  An offender;
       e.  A homeless individual, a homeless child or youth, or a runaway;
        f.  An individual in foster care or who has aged out of the foster care system or who has attained 16 years of age

             and left foster care for kinship guardianship or adoption, a child eligible for assistance under sec. 477 of the

             Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 677), or in an out-of-home placement;
        g.  An individual who is pregnant or parenting;
        h.  An individual with a disability; or
        i.   A low-income individual who requires additional assistance to enter or complete an educational program or to

             secure or hold employment.

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