Providing Opportunities for America's Youth

Map of Recovery Act Commitments


In the Next 100 Days:  Create 125,000 Summer Youth Jobs

Why?  Providing young people with jobs during the summer months is crucial to both the development of our next generation of productive citizens and to the strengthening of our nation’s economy. Empowering our young people through meaningful summer employment will keep them off the streets and provide them with valuable work experience. Along the way, they will develop critical work habits and skills that will pay dividends throughout their adult lives.

Young people at locations throughout the United States will participate in summer job programs funded by the Department of Labor. ARRA funds are awarded to over 600 local Workforce Investment Boards across the country. These Workforce Investment Boards then coordinate with local service providers to place youth in jobs within their respective cities and towns.


The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is a strategic and significant investment in our country’s future. The Act will save and create jobs immediately while also laying the foundation for a robust and sustainable 21st century economy by modernizing our health care, improving our schools, modernizing our infrastructure, and investing in the clean energy technologies of the future.

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