The city will fund a new job-readiness program for at-risk youth using $25,500 in federal grant money under a program the Macon City Council approved Tuesday.
The program, run through the Macon-Bibb County Office of Workforce Development, will serve about 250 youth and operate out of the Booker T. Washington Center in Pleasant Hill.
“Really a good thing and a wonderful promise for the Pleasant Hill neighborhood and the city at large,” Macon City Councilman Larry Schlesinger said.
The Office of Workforce Development runs several similar programs for young people and adults, but this one is new, director Barbara Yancey said.
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Even so, most of the participants will be young people already in other office programs, she said.
The program will use federal Community Development Block Grant money to fund workshops to help at-risk youth learn job skills or earn a high school diploma, according to a summary of the program.
To contact the Office of Workforce Development, call (478) 751-7333.