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Boulder County, CO Young Leaders Academy boosts youth entrepreneurship and job prospects

Boulder County, CO Young Leaders Academy Job Prospects


The six-month academy was designed to counter educational and career disruptions caused by COVID-19. Eligible participants were aged 16 to 24 and identified as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color. Students completed six weeks of skill-building workshops with $500 incentives for attending 80% of sessions. Participants selected from paid internship, certification, or high school equivalency diploma tracks. Boulder County used federal ARPA funds to recruit partners and pay $6,000 stipends.


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NACo Achievement Awards: The Young Leaders Academy (YLA) - Boulder County, Colorado

The Young Leaders Academy (YLA) was developed by Workforce Boulder County (WFBC) and Community Action Programs (CAP) to cultivate BIPOC future leaders and entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds. YLA creates a pipeline of diverse talent to a variety of sectors across Boulder County while having positive future economic implications, and academic, and health-related


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