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UK, Kentucky State partner to help at-risk youth with life skills training, workforce preparation

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky A partnership between Kentucky’s two land-grant universities will result in life skills training and workforce preparation for some of the state’s most vulnerable young people. Through a project called Uplift: Empowering Today’s Youth for Tomorrow’s Future, Cooperative Extension specialists at the University of Kentucky and Kentucky State University will...

Department of Juvenile Justice to award $222,000 to support in-home services programs for at-risk youth

The Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice announced last week that approximately $222,000 in federal funds will be available for community programs that provide in-home services for at-risk youth. The funds have been earmarked for public and private non-profit organizations and city or county governments in all of Kentucky’s seven detention catchment areas, which encompass 119 counties. They are...