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Last call for all Seniors and graduates interested in the Countdown to Graduation and the Countdown to A Paycheck Programs. All paperwork is due January 11. 17 slots for the Countdown to Graduation Program open (program for graduating seniors that meets monthly to help seniors design and implement a post- graduation plan. This program pays $150 per month). 11 slots for the Countdown to a Paycheck Program (this program is for out of school youth up to 21 years of age who would like paid work experience and paid training). If you have any questions please contact or (703) 228-1417. Download information: CountdowntoAPaycheck.doc 
No paperwork will be accepted after January 11, 5:00 p.m. All paperwork can be submitted at the front desk of the Arlington Employment Center 2100 Washington Blvd. Arlington, VA 22204 in an envelope labeled with the applicant’s name.

Application Checklist: (include 1 from each category)


Name of Student: _________________________________________

Student Contact Number:___________________________________

Referral Name:___________________________________________

Arlington Public School: ____________________________________


____ Not Applicable

____ On-Line Verification

____ Register on line at

____ Stamped Post Office Receipt of Registration

____ Registration Card

____ Other (specify) _______________________



____ Self-attestation

____ Birth Certificate

____ Alien Registration Card

____ Naturalization Certification

____ U S Passport



____ Social Security Card

____ Driver’s License

____ Other (specify) _________________________



____ Pay Stub (2 most recent)

____ Self-attestation

____ TANF Case Number __________________

____ Pension Statement

____ Social Security Benefits

____ Unemployment Insurance Documents and/or Printouts

____ Other (specify) _______________________

____ 5%



Client must be with one or more of the following categories:

____ Deficient in basic literacy skills (Has an IEP)

____ School Dropout

____ Homeless, runaway, or foster child

____ Pregnant or parenting

____ Offender

____ Individual (including disability) who requires additional assistance to complete an educational program, or to secure and hold employment 

In School   _______     Out of School______  Applicant’s Age______



Leadership/Grant Opportunity!!!
The Arlington Youth Philanthropy Initiative’s (AYPI) mission is to help young people make a difference in Arlington and promote philanthropic giving. The AYPI’s board, made up of local high school students, promotes and funds the development of youth-led, sustainable projects that have a positive impact on the community. In order to facilitate these projects, the Arlington Community Foundation’s Fund for Youth Philanthropy supplies grant money.

What They Need From You
The AYPI Board is currently accepting proposals from teens in the Arlington area who want to help make a difference. We encourage any and all proposals for projects or programs that will serve and improve the Arlington community. The Board will approve grants of up to $1,000 for project expenses. Apply by JANUARY 10, 2013!
Download application online!

A story from the Sun-Gazette about Emerging Leaders:

Edu-Futuro has graduated a new crop of Emerging Leaders, a program founded in 2006 that reaches more than 70 promising Latino youth each year through college-prep and leadership-development efforts.

A commencement ceremony was held Dec. 8 at Central Library. Michele Jones, director of external veterans/military affairs and community outreach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, was the keynote speakers.


Participants in the fall program included Gerson Aguilar, Shalma Akther, Isabel Alcoba, Rebecca Alvarado, Guadalupe Alvarez-Icaza, Nadia Arze Mareno, Jacqueline Carpio, Analit Chambi Rojas, Deborah Correa Limpias, Evelyn Elvira, Sara Fennell, Samantha Gonzales, Jhonn Guzman, Michelle Johnson Jacklyn Lopez, Elsy Machado, Christopher Marroquin-Reyes, Joselyn Martinez, Isabel Merchant, Michelle Montes, Ruben Moya, Julio Oseida, Rebecca Parada, Mariana Pinto, Paola Pinto, Cristian Rojas, Maria Alejandra Rojas, Estafani Perez Rubio, Joel Sejas, Romario Sejas, Billie Southern, Mishel Tipan, Nydya Treminio and Michelle Vo. For information on the initiative, see the Web site at




Posted: Jan 09, 2013 by Sally LaBonte

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