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State gets federal grant money to help at-risk kids with education and job skills

Wednesday August 6, 2014

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Wisconsin has received federal grants to help provide academic and work-skills training for at-risk youth.

The U.S. Department of Labor announced the YouthBuild grants Wednesday. Wisconsin is getting a total of $3.5 million to support four programs.

YouthBuild is an alternative-education program that provides classroom instruction and work-skills training. Services are available to people ages 16 to 24 who have been in the juvenile justice system, are aging out of foster care or have dropped out of high school.

Here are the organizations receiving money:

-- Community Action Inc. of Rock and Walworth Counties in Beloit

-- CAP Services Inc. in Stevens Point

-- Milwaukee Area Technical College District

-- Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board Inc.

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