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124D.37 PURPOSE OF MINNESOTA YOUTH WORKS ACT.

The purposes of sections 124D.37 to 124D.45 are to:

(1) renew the ethic of civic responsibility in Minnesota;

(2) empower youth to improve their life opportunities through literacy, job placement, and other essential skills;

(3) empower government to meet its responsibility to prepare young people to be contributing members of society;

(4) help meet human, educational, environmental, and public safety needs, particularly those needs relating to poverty;

(5) prepare a citizenry that is academically competent, ready for work, and socially responsible;

(6) demonstrate the connection between youth and community service, community service and education, and education and meaningful opportunities in the business community;

(7) demonstrate the connection between providing opportunities for at-risk youth and reducing crime rates and the social costs of troubled youth;

(8) create linkages for a comprehensive youth service and learning program in Minnesota including school age programs, higher education programs, youth work programs, and service corps programs; and

(9) coordinate federal and state activities that advance the purposes in this section.