THMA granted $1 million for youth job training program

The Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority's YouthBuild program provides job training for at-risk children

Trumbull County YouthBuild program

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority is receiving more than $1 million for its YouthBuild Program.

YouthBuild provides job training and work opportunities for at-risk youth, ages 16-24, according to Congressman Tim Ryan.

“TMHA is honored, privileged, and humbled to receive this award from the US Department of Labor in order to continue the tremendous work that YouthBuild Trumbull County does every day”, said TMHA Executive Director Donald W. Emerson, Jr.  “The local support for this program has been overwhelming and certainly played a tremendous role in its success throughout its 20 plus years in existence.”

Ryan said YouthBuild’s mission aligns closely with the goals of President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, which seeks to address gaps facing boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can realize their full potential.

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