- Associated Press - Thursday, August 7, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Two Connecticut organizations are sharing $2.2 million in federal funds to help youth who have been in trouble with the law or dropped out of school.

Capital Workforce Partners and Community Renewal Teams, both of Hartford, are each getting $1.1 million in YouthBuild grants. The U.S. Department of Labor announced the funding on Wednesday.

YouthBuild is an alternative education program that provides classroom instruction and skills training to individuals between the ages of 16 and 24 who have landed in the juvenile justice system, are aging out of foster care or have dropped out of high school.

The grants in Connecticut are part of a total award of $73.7 million to support 71 YouthBuild programs across the country.

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