WASHINGTON — The Homework Hangout Club in Decatur has been awarded $1.1 million in federal funding.
The money is from the U.S. Department of Labor through YouthBuild, a job-training and educational program for at-risk youth ages 16-24.
The program was founded in 1991 as an after-school program, offering tutoring, arts and crafts,and physical activities. It has expanded into job-training, mentoring and other programs.
YouthBuild helps young people complete high school, earn industry-recognized credentials for in-demand occupations, and undergo training to build housing for low-income or homeless individuals and families in their communities.