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

Sarah Klapper, 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


Links for Youth Information

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