- Associated Press - Sunday, February 19, 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - School districts in Albany and Rochester are getting financial help to reach young people who are neither working nor in school.

The state Education Department this week announced a total of $300,000 in state and federal grants to implement the Connecting Youth in Transition Program in the two upstate New York cities.

The program targets young people between the ages of 14 and 24 who have dropped out or could drop out of school, are unemployed, involved in the juvenile justice system, homeless, in foster care or from low-income families.

The school districts will hire transition coordinators to help them improve their situations.

The $300,000 in grants includes $150,000 for each community over two years.

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