National Youth Administration
June 26, 1935
Relief thanks to Mrs.Roosevelt pushing Mr.Roosevelt!
- Maintain self-respect
- Reinforce work ethic
- Keep skills sharp
- Gain dignity as a generation
This program encourages the youth to complete education by providing grants to high schoolers and college students in exchange for work. The grants help so students don't dropout due to financial issues. This system allows students to continue studying and decrease the youth's unemployment rate all at the same time!
The Great Depression hit us like a brick, but this National Youth Administration program proves that any job can help get our economy back up to par!
WHY National Youth Administration?
Frequently Asked Questions
No, but the program should be in action because young people (such as 16-25 year-olds) still need education and work experience for jobs.
What does NYA provide to the youth?
- job training
- student aid (in return for part-time positions at school campuses)
- $6-$40/month for "work-study"
Promotion Video Highlights:
- The Great Depression made families not be able to afford to give their children an education
- The NYA was unusual for its time because it helped women gain an education and work experience
- Mary Behune is to credit for making the NYA not gender or race specific