Seeking migrant or seasonal head start participants who are current college students to intern in Washington D.C.

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in General, Youth

Seeking migrant or seasonal head start participants who are current college students to intern in Washington D.C.

GritoBlast! — Five migrant/seasonal farmworker college students will be selected to live and work in D.C. for an intensive eight-week internship and professional mentoring program. The goal is to provide life-altering experiences and networks to help students make the intellectual, cognitive, and emotional transition from agricultural life to that of a professional. Instead of youth working in the fields harvesting fruits or vegetables in the sweltering summer heat, they...

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Simon Cowell teams up with Univision to discover the next Latino boy band

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Contest, General, Youth

Simon Cowell teams up with Univision to discover the next Latino boy band

GritoBlast! — Reality show producer and talent scout Simon Cowell is at it again looking for the next standout talent, but this time he wants a boy band  — a Latino boy band! Cowell’s company, Syco Entertainment, along with Univision Communications, among others, have launched online auditions for a new musical talent competition on Univision titled “La Banda,” or The Band. The objective of the show is to create the best Latino boy band in the world via...

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Fellowship program provides students unique experience working with TX Senate. Applications accepted until Nov. 14

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in General, Youth

Fellowship program provides students unique experience working with TX Senate. Applications accepted until Nov. 14

GritoBlast-TX! The Texas Senate Hispanic Research Council is dedicated to strengthening the next generation of young leaders with the enriching Scholars and Fellows program. Participants in the Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellows Program will gain invaluable experience and exposure to the Texas Senate as full-time legislative assistants during the 83rd Legislative Session. Each participant is assigned to the office of a State Senator or the Lieutenant...

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Fifteen percent of Young People Out of Work in October

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in General, Youth

Fifteen percent of Young People Out of Work in October

GritoBlast! — Generation Opportunity, a national, non-partisan youth advocacy organization, is announcing its Millennial Jobs Report for October 2014. The data is non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) and is specific to 18-29 year olds: The effective (U-6) unemployment rate for 18-29 year olds, which adjusts for labor force participation by including those who have given up looking for work, is 14.7 percent (NSA). The (U-3) unemployment rate for 18-29 year olds is 9 percent (NSA)....

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