Terms and Conditions
Please read these Terms & Conditions (“Terms”, “Terms and Conditions”) carefully before submitting the WIOA Youth Program Eligibility Application.
Your participation in the YouthWorks and Youth Career Services 365 (YCS365) Program is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all program eligible participants.
By clicking the “Agree” button, you acknowledge that you have read, understand and will abide by the YCS 365 Terms and Conditions. Please register to complete the process.
If you disagree with any part of the Terms, please click the “Disagree” button and register to complete the process. You will be contacted concerning your eligibility to participate in YCS365 based on your reason for disagreeing with the Terms.
- Program Criteria
- Be between 14-18 years old at the time of application
- Be a resident of Montgomery County
- Be enrolled as a full-time student in a Montgomery County School District
- Have a household income below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG) or live in a low-income area.
- Median and Above Income Youth are encouraged to apply as limited additional funding has been made available
- Have at least one barrier to education or employment
- Service Criteria
- Complete Comprehensive Assessment Tool (JFS 03006)
- Submit current state standardized test scores or complete TABE Basic Skills Assessment
- Participate in the development of an Individual Opportunity Plan (JFS 03004)
Both Program & Service Eligibility Criteria are met.
There is a mandatory minimum of 20 hours per week for Participation in IOP activities.
Participants are required to engage with YCS staff/Case Manager at least every 30 days or, if receiving intensive case management, at least every 14 days.
Participation in this program continues until a participant has obtained employment, successfully entered post-secondary education, enlisted in the military or been awarded Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and applied for services with Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities. Once any of these situations occur, the participant will be exited from the program.
Anyone who repeatedly fails to meet commitments outlined in their Individual Opportunity Plan (IOP) may be required to leave the program.
A decision on the part of an intern and/or guardian to opt out of the program requires notifying a member of the YCS staff either verbally or in writing, and providing the reason they are opting out.
Upon exiting the program, participants will receive follow-up services for a minimum of 12 months. These services may include leadership development, assistance with work-related problems, mentoring, or work-related peer support groups.
III. RELEASE OF INFORMATION
The release of information concerning my/my child’s attendance, grades, behavior, etc., from my child’s current school to the YCS365 program is authorized. The information provided will not be shared with others, and this authorization will remain in effect for the duration of participation in this program.
“Montgomery County Development Services is authorized to take pictures, video, and conduct media interviews for promotions of the YouthWorks program, as well as the right to share photos, videos, and interview responses to the media if requested."
IV. INJURIES AND DAMAGES
The intern or parent/guardian may be held responsible, criminally and/or financially, for any damages or injuries caused because of intentional destruction of property, horseplay, or negligence on the part of the youth at their assigned worksite.
Any claims of personal injury sustained during a work experience with our program while at the worksite is covered by worker’s compensation.
V. COMPENSATION FOR HOURS WORKED
Interns will be paid for hours worked and/or hours participating in mandatory training/education sessions by means of direct deposit into accounts set up by the interns, unless otherwise stipulated.
Direct deposit accounts may be set up at the financial institution of the participant's choice.
The name of the intern must be on the account.
The only name on the account is that of the intern.
Whatever the financial institution requires to open an account must meet YCS365 direct deposit guidelines, which include:
- An original, typed account authorization, on institution letterhead that includes address and contact information
- Account authorization requires participant’s full name, 9-digit social security number, participant’s residential address, type of account (savings/checking), routing number, account number, participant’s signature
It is the responsibility of the intern, parent/guardian to insure the mailing address, phone number(s), email address, and banking account information are kept current with the program.
Failure to maintain current contact/bank account information:
- Could result in important information concerning the program not being received
- Will require that pay checks be mailed to the address on file, and consequently a delay in when compensation for hours worked is received