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The GO Youth Initiative


An invaluable opportunity is lost to local communities when individuals are not able to complete their education and receive the workplace skills necessary to transition to living wage employment that leads to fulfilling, satisfying lives for themselves and their families. 

Rural LISC and its Partners in the Mississippi Delta region are addressing the problem and creating system change through a program called the Greenville Opportunity Youth (GO Youth) Initiative. Opportunity Youth are classified as youth ages 16-24 who are not in school and/or not employed.

Opportunity Youth engaged in training and peer learning with delegates from other rural sites at the Aspen Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund (OYIF) grantee convening in Boston, Mass.
Opportunity Youth engaged in training and peer learning with delegates from other rural sites at the Aspen Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund (OYIF) grantee convening in Boston, Mass.

The GO Youth Initiative is a collaboration of local, regional and statewide partners in the Mississippi Delta, working together from a planning stage in 2013 to implementation in 2014, to improve academic and employment outcomes for Opportunity Youth. The GO Youth Initiative lifts Opportunity Youth out of poverty through education, coaching, vocational training and career placement.

Learn more about the GO Youth Initiative and a summary of some key program achievements. 

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