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!!
Sponsorship opportunities are currently available to help us celebrate our 2024 class of graduates at the 2nd annual Start Smart Scholars night! Please click HERE to view the sponsorship packages available. For questions and inquiries, please reach out to RHA's Resident Services Administrator at email@example.com or 775-329-3630 ext. 223.
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