We wish you and yours a happy New Year! We are looking forward to our collaborative work with you, as you continue to strive to build and implement high-quality programming for the young people of your communities.
To start the new year, we are highlighting our newest and most popular resources from last year. While 2020 saw myriad challenges for YouthBuild programs caused by the dual pandemic of COVID-19 and racial injustice, the DOL YouthBuild Collaborative has been resilient in finding ways to stay connected and best serve and support the field. We continued our focus on work experience, apprenticeships, and Construction Plus industries while assisting you in developing stronger partnerships and innovations in teaching, training, and learning. The MIS Help Desk team pivoted to supporting grantees remotely, while continuing to make improvements to the system. And you continued to adapt and seek different means to provide opportunities to youth who deserve the chance to build a bright future.
Please review these resources in your planning for this next year. Read the MIS updates below for information on one way the Help Desk team plans to better serve grantees in 2021. And begin the new year by celebrating the power of mentorship and honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through service.