From the Field

FYI

March 10th Webinar on Determining Appropriate Child & Youth Funding Strategies

The Forum for Youth Investment invites you to join in a discussion with leading pollster Celinda Lake who will share the latest national trends in voters views on children, youth and family issues and how to fund solutions. Lake will provide a glimpse into the world of polling and messaging and describe how one community is usingRead More

NCWD

National Collaborative on Workforce and Disabilities for Youth Releases Guides for Youth Transitioning to Postsecondary and Careers

The National Collaborative on Workforce Disabilities for Youth recently released two guides for youth transitioning to postsecondary education and careers. Hitting The Open Road After High School: How to Choose Your Own Adventure to Success! helps youth think about their options and plan ahead. This publication examines the four following questions: How can I learnRead More

mdrcoutline

YTFG-Commissioned Scan of What Works to Reconnect Youth

In 2015 YTFG commissioned MDRC to conduct a scan of the current state of the evidence regarding what works in helping disconnected young people, defined as the population of young people ages 16 to 24 who are not connected to work or school. To prepare the paper, MDRC conducted a literature review of relevant policiesRead More

NYEC

NYEC Appoints Thomas Showalter as New Director

Thomas Showalter, a long-time policy expert and Capitol Hill veteran, will serve as the new director of the National Youth Employment Coalition (NYEC), the board of directors announced Wednesday. Most recently, Showalter was Director of Education Initiatives at The Hatcher Group, a Bethesda-based public relations firm, where he provided strategic counsel to a wide rangeRead More

curriculum matters

Black and Hispanic Students Tend to Have Less Experienced Math Teachers

According to a new analysis of NAEP data, “Black and Hispanic students are much more likely to have an 8th grade math teacher with five or fewer years’ experience than are their white and Asian peers … There’s good proof that experience begets quality, at least to a point – a recent study found thatRead More

brothers

My Brother’s Keeper Alliance and Opportunity Youth Network Sponsor Feb. 18th Webinar with Youth Leaders

Opportunity Youth, young people who are disconnected from education and employment, have unique experiences and perspectives that can provide unparalleled value to companies, government, and nonprofits. Likewise, any efforts to support young men of color should include and even be led by Opportunity Youth. Join this webinar to hear from powerful young people who areRead More

LA mayor

Los Angeles Mayor Confers Diplomas Upon 28 Graduates at Ceremony for the First Public Library in the United States to Offer Career Online High School

The Los Angeles Public Library celebrated its first class of graduates from Cengage Learning’s Career Online High School’s (COHS) this week. The online high school program, offered onsite at the library, is part of Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE), the world’s first AdvancED/SACS accredited online school district. A graduation ceremony was held Tuesday atRead More

brothers

My Brother’s Keeper Alliance and Opportunity Youth Network Sponsor Feb. 18th Webinar with Youth Leaders

Opportunity Youth, young people who are disconnected from education and employment, have unique experiences and perspectives that can provide unparalleled value to companies, government, and nonprofits. Likewise, any efforts to support young men of color should include and even be led by Opportunity Youth. Join this webinar to hear from powerful young people who areRead More

FYI

Using Data Analytics to Deliver Better Outcomes for Youth

What can communities do to help vulnerable youth get the critical services they need to succeed in school, work, and life? “Connect the Dots: How Analytics Can Reveal a Big-Picture View of At-Risk Youth, and the Service Mix that Can Help Them,” a recent article by Gary Glickman of Accenture and Elizabeth Gaines of theRead More

reengagement plus

YTFG Co-sponsors Reengagement Plus! Convening in Dubuque March 16-18

Funders are invited to Reengagement Plus! — the preeminent annual gathering for leaders, supporters, partners, and staff of the growing network of programs and citywide collaboratives focused on students who have left school before graduating. The 2016 convening will provide extensive opportunities for peer sharing, benchmarking, and problem solving via a participant-led, discussion session format.Read More

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