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Youth employment project proposals submitted to the United States Department of Labor and additional documents concerning issues of employment opportunity and conditions for youth. Taking advantage of the opportunities arising from the Economic Opportunity Act, the YWCA proposes several projects for vocational guidance. The Employability Learning Centers proposal is described as an umbrella proposal supporting the Summer Youth Demonstration Project and Business Office Culture Project. Both of these projects provide basic education, job skills and counseling to young women and girls in need. A separate proposal suggests the establishment of ten residential centers for girls and young women who may be taking advantage of other employment projects of Department of Labor employment opportunites. The final proposal included here proposes a study of young women who participated in Neighborhood Youth Corps programs, providing work experience for youth. Additional youth employment documents include YWCA of the U.S.A. National Board statements concerning the proposed Youth Employment Opportunities Act, program outlines and guidelines for youth employment, an outline of a study of youth employment and a report of a conference on unemployment in urban youth not in school.
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Labor, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.