New Orleans is giving youth $350 a month. Here’s why

New Orleans is giving youth $350 a month. Here’s why

NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans has launched a first-of-its-kind program that provides monthly payments to teens as young as 16 years old.

For the next 10 months, 125 participants ages 16 to 24 will get $350 a month with no strings attached as part of a new guaranteed income program. Participants can spend the money any way they like, and city officials hope it will help them understand the needs of young people experiencing poverty and income inequality, a group often overlooked by social safety nets.

The plan is to lift up some of the city’s 6,820 “opportunity youth,” or young […]

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