Youth Development Notes - Improving Employability for At-Risk Youth: The Dominican Republic's Youth Development Project

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Poverty traps youth with insufficient education, life skills or job skills, making the transition from school dropout to the workplace difficult, and perpetuating the cycle as their children are then raised in poverty. Providing life skills, technical skills, an internship, and a second chance at formal education can enhance the employability of poor youth. This issue of YDN presents the Dominican Republic’s Youth Development Project, a $30 million investment to improve the job and life prospects of young Dominicans.

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