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File #: RES 20-303    Version: 1 Name: Right Track Grants
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 2/26/2020
Title: Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for and, if awarded, accept funds from the Otto Bremer Trust, Saint Paul Foundation, and the Minnesota Council on Economic Education for the Right Track youth employment program in an amount of up to $84,000 for budget and program year 2020.
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker, Chris Tolbert

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Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for and, if awarded, accept funds from the Otto Bremer Trust, Saint Paul Foundation, and the Minnesota Council on Economic Education for the Right Track youth employment program in an amount of up to $84,000 for budget and program year 2020.

 

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WHEREAS, the Parks and Recreation Department is prepared to accept grant funds from the Otto Bremer Trust, the Saint Paul Foundation, and the Minnesota Council on Economic Education for Right Track, the City’s Youth Employment Program; and,

 

WHEREAS, the grant funds, if awarded, will provide enhanced training opportunities for youth working in summer jobs and internships with Right Track; and

 

WHEREAS, the grant funds, if awarded, will provide additional support for youth working in Right Track through the hiring of job coaches; and,

 

WHEREAS, one of the strategic initiatives of Right Track is to develop work-readiness curricula that incorporates social and emotional learning, classroom sessions and performance feedback, and financial literacy; and,

 

WHEREAS, the mission of Right Track is to connect Saint Paul youth and young adults with meaningful work experience, training and career exploration opportunities so they are prepared to thrive and prosper; and,

 

WHEREAS, nearly 150 corporations and community partners, including City departments, work in partnership with the Parks and Recreation Department to provide these work experiences for young people through Right Track; and,

 

WHEREAS, the City Council finds that the Right Track program has a public purpose; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED, that the City Council of Saint Paul hereby authorizes the Parks and Recreation Department to apply for and if awarded accept grant funds from the Otto Bremer Trust, the Saint Paul Foundation, and the Minnesota Council on Economic Education in an amount of up to $84,000 for budget and program year 2020.

 

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