Youth & Young Adult Initiatives (Ages 14 to 24)

The Bay Area Workforce Development Board Youth & Young Adult Program Staff 

 For additional information, please contact any one of the staff listed below. 

Matt Valiquette, WIOA & Independent Living Program Operations Manager

Vickie Patterson, WIOA Work Experience Coordinator

Faith Price, Independent Living Coordinator

WIOA Title I Youth & Young Adult Program

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, provides formula funded grants to state and local communities to operate a comprehensive array of youth services that help eligible youth seeking assistance in achieving academic and employment success.  

Program participants receive services such as occupational skills training, counseling, internships, job placements, mentoring, tutoring, leadership development, and support services as described in WIOA's:
 14 Youth Program Elements

Independent Living Program


Links for Youth Information 

Junior Achievement is providing a summer camp (free of charge) the week of June 18-22 at UWGB.  Camp is ½ day Entrepreneurship and ½ day Career Exploration.  UWGB will lead students entering 7th – 12th grade in hands-on activities in the following four career tracks:

1. Robotics
2. Cyber Security
4. World History (in the Viking House on their campus) 

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