Indy receives grant to improve outcomes for disconnected youth

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH)- Leaders with the Indiana Black Expo said a new grant will help fund a program to improve the lives of youth and young adults, while helping curb crimes and criminal activity.

The organization says Indianapolis will get a $700,000 grant to improve outcomes for disconnected youth. Organizers say the city is one of nine communities receive the grant.

This is a partnership between The Department of Public Safety and the group – “Your Life Matters.”

In addition to the grant the group has raised more than $1 million from numerous donors for the initiative.

The Indianapolis Housing agency will provide housing and services and resources to help families and youth find jobs and mentors. Employ-Indy will help workforce development training and employment and teach life-skills for youths and adults.

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