Department of Labor Releases YO Evaluation
Jun 12, 2009
In late 2008, the Department of Labor released findings from an evaluation of the Youth Opportunity (YO) Grant - an initiative in 2000 by the Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration - that showed positive results and highlighted best practices for serving youth. ETA awarded 36 grants to high poverty communities to improve the educational and employment outcomes of 14 to 21 year old youth. The grant, ending in 2005, was meant to transform distressed neighborhoods by engaging in-school and out-of-school youth in educational or employment related activities and providing comprehensive services to help youth transition into and successfully participate in the workforce. The evaluation showed that when adequate resources are targeted at building up community capacity to serve youth, labor force participation and educational outcomes are improved.
CLASP and the CCRY Network developed a fact sheet from the Youth Opportunity evaluation.
Read the full evaluation at the Department of Labor's website.
For more information on Youth Opporunity, read Learning from the Youth Opportunity Experience: Building Delivery Capacity in Distressed Communities.