- Associated Press - Sunday, June 22, 2014

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Nearly $1.4 million in federally funded grants has been awarded for summer jobs, internships and other opportunities for at-risk youth.

The state labor department announced the grants, which were awarded to Alaska schools and nonprofits that serve young people who are unemployed or are having trouble finding new jobs or finishing high school.

The department says the grants also are used for tutoring, mentoring and skills to find jobs and succeed in the workplace.



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