Youth Start Smart Program
The Reno Housing Authority is
committed to providing opportunities for residents of all ages to set and reach goals and become self-sufficient by offering workforce development opportunities for teens and their parents
to participate in coordinated services. Called Start
Smart, the two-generation approach provides
youth and their parents opportunities to gain
knowledge and skill sets to ensure their future
Youth, in grades 9-12, who join the program will be given opportunities for leadership development, academic and social growth, and financial literacy. Participating youth can earn financial incentives of up to $20,000 while enrolled in the program, and those that complete their goals and graduate will be eligible to apply for an additional $10,000 scholarship award!!
Helping Teens Prepare for Their Future
The Start Smart program provides
RHA teens currently enrolled in high school, or
looking to re-enroll, with opportunities for leadership development, academic and social growth, and financial literacy. The program includes goal
setting, career exploration, post-secondary education planning and a chance to be awarded up to
$30,000 to jump start their life. Start Smart is
open to RHA youth in public housing or rental assistance programs, and is an opportunity no one
Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Workforce Development Workshops
For questions or to RSVP, please contact the WFD team via email at email@example.com.
Join the Start Smart Program
Easily Apply to join Start Smart by submitting the completed Youth Pre-Enrollment Packet (PDF) and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Name the WFD Online Pre-Enrollment Packet with your First Name, Last Name, Month/Year and WFD.
ex: Jane Doe April 2023 WFD