Abstract: Out-of-school youth who are not engaged in school or employment are more likely to engage in destructive behaviors and less likely to be able to support themselves financially. Preparing out-of-school youth for a successful transition to the workforce is essential to ensuring a successful transition to employment and financial stability. Developing a work readiness program for this population can help to ensure workplace success. This webinar discussion will share strategies for infusing work skills into programs for out-of-school youth. Through an interactive webinar discussion, participants will learn about challenges and strategies as well as discuss cultural and economic barriers and implications.