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Indiana gets $1.1 million to help at-risk youths

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The U.S. Labor Department is awarding a $1.1 million grant to Indiana for academic and job skills training for at-risk youths.

The federal agency said it's awarding the so-called YouthBuild grant to the Indianapolis Private Industry Council, which does business as EmployIndy. The grant is one of 71 awarded Wednesday to YouthBuild programs in 31 states.

YouthBuild is a non-residential, community-based program that provides classroom instruction and job skills training to youths between the ages of 16 to 24 who have been in the juvenile justice system, are aging out of foster care, have dropped out of high school or are otherwise at-risk of not reaching key education and career milestones. The job training can lead to certifications in construction, health care, information technology and other in-demand fields.

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