The National Guard Youth Foundation and the National Black Chamber of Commerce held the first of its kind job fair to mark the launch of their national workforce development program.
It took place at Camp Beauregard, where 50 Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Program cadets came in search for employment.
25 local businesses set up tables with information and presentations for the young men and women.
The Youth Challenge Program is helping more than 140,000 teens to date to turn their lives around.
It is the most cost-effective, highly rated program of its kind for youth who have dropped out of school and commit to pursuing a second chance.
KLAX ABC 31 News 12/1/15