YTFG Publications

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

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

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

Connected by 25: Improving the Life Chances of the Country’s Most Vulnerable 14-24 Year Olds (2003)

This seminal paper by Michael Wald and Tia Martinez, published in 2003, helped launched the Youth Transition Funders Group.   In this paper, the authors identify those groups of youth at highest risk of long-term disconnection and present reasonable estimate of the number of high-risk youth, in order to inform future projections of the costs and potential benefits ofRead More

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