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Pub_HighLeverageStrategies

Connected by 25: High Leverage Strategies to Address America’s Dropout Crisis – A Guide for Funders (2009)

This guide is designed to help foundations identify investment opportunities that will have the greatest value in advancing efforts to increase graduation rates. There are many different approaches to increase the graduation rate, ranging from early learning opportunities to youth employment programs. Although members of YTFG make investments all along this continuum, our collaborative work has been toRead More

Pub_CC25-LessonsLearned

Ensuring Youth Transitioning from Foster Care are Connected by 25: Lessons Learned from the Foster Care Work Group (2009)

This publication that follows describes the rich implementation experiences, promising approaches, and significant accomplishments of the leaders of FCWG’s national demonstration—the Connected by 25 Initiative. In addition to the critical lessons learned from the co-investment demonstration, the experience of FCWG as an active and engaged funder collaborative during the past six years also is an interesting story worth telling.Read More

Pub_CC25-FinancingEdSupports

Connected by 25: Financing Education Supports for Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care (2008)

This brief explores the range of partners and resources that community leaders and program developers can engage to support educational success for foster youth. It draws on the experiences of the field and the FCWG demonstration sites and aims to further inform those efforts. Download Publication

Pub_YouthAtHighRiskOfDisconnection

Youth at High Risk of Disconnection (2008)

This brief, developed by Public Impact for the Annie E. Casey Foundation, provides a data update of Michael Wald and Tia Martinez’s 2003 paper, Connected by 25: Improving the Life Chances of the Country’s Most Vulnerable 14-24 Year Olds. Download Publication

Pub_ClosingTheGraduationGap

Closing the Graduation Gap: A Superintendent’s Guide for Planning Multiple Pathways to Graduation (2008)

This guide is designed to help districts get started on planning a comprehensive process to increase graduation rates. The guide includes several useful features, including: Narrative descriptions of key ideas and strategies Tools to help superintendents and district staff begin planning Case studies from lead districts and Resources for further information Download Publication

Pub_SafePassage

Safe Passage – An Online Toolkit: How Philanthropy is Working Together to Help All of America’s Youth Connect by Age 25 (2008)

Effective solutions to connecting older youth require a response that integrates and coordinates the efforts of diverse professionals and public care agencies.  The report and toolkit provides a rich, contemporary overview of innovative trends and programs affecting vulnerable youth.  In charting these programs, YTFG has identified useful principles and models to guide funders, policymakers, and others as they develop strategiesRead More

Pub_CC25-FinancingWorkforce

Connected by 25: Financing Workforce Development Programs for Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care (2007)

This brief explores the range of partners and resources that community leaders and program developers can engage to support workforce development opportunities for youth transitioning from foster care. It draws on the experiences of the field as well as the FCWG demonstration sites and aims to further inform those efforts. Download Publication

Pub_CC25-FinancingEntrepreneurship

Connected by 25: Financing Entrepreneurship Programs for Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care (2007)

This brief explores the range of partners and resources that community leaders and program developers can engage to support entrepreneurship opportunities for youth transitioning from foster care. It draws on the experiences of the field as well as the FCWG demonstration sites and aims to further inform those efforts. Download Publication

Pub_CC25-FinancingAssetBuilding

Connected by 25: Financing Asset-Building and Financial Education Programs for Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care (2007)

This brief explores the range of partners and resources that community leaders and program developers can engage to support asset-building and financial education programs for youth transitioning from foster care. It draws on the experiences of the field as well as the FCWG demonstration sites and aims to further inform those efforts. Download Publication

Pub_BeyondTheTunnelProblem3-SensibleModel

Beyond the Tunnel Problem: Addressing Cross-Cutting Issues that Impact Vulnerable Youth (2005)

Across the country, mayors, commissioners, superintendents, governors, and state policymakers are innovating to address the needs of vulnerable youth. These efforts take many forms: restructuring high schools to improve graduation rates, creating developmentally appropriate interventions to reduce juvenile delinquency, and revamping child welfare practices to keep more youth safely in their homes are just a few of these strategies.Read More

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