H.R.6117 - Opening Doors for Youth Act of 2016114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] (Introduced 09/22/2016)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/22/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6117 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/22/2016)
Opening Doors for Youth Act of 2016
This bill requires the Department of Labor to administer summer and year-round youth employment programs that: (1) match youth participants with appropriate employers for high-quality employment opportunities; (2) subsidize participants' wages; (3) provide specified coaching and mentoring; (4) provide participants with supportive services to enable program participation, if applicable; (5) develop plans to increase unsubsidized employment opportunities; and (6) connect participants with literacy services.
In addition, Labor shall award competitive grants to assist community partnerships in improving high school graduation and youth employment rates. Grantees shall use funds to: (1) make appropriate use of existing data collection systems to target youths; (2) develop comprehensive pathways to higher education and employment; (3) provide comprehensive support systems; and (4) provide comprehensive systems aimed at preventing youths from disconnecting from education, training, and employment.
The bill establishes labor standards, performance accountability measures, and reporting requirements with respect to each of these new programs.