Profiles of Effective Practice
There are several communities that are working effectively to address pressing youth issues. Their approach and lessons learned can be a guide for other communities seeking to improve outcomes for their youth populations. CLASP is committed to highlighting these effective practices in particular communities around the country. We have recently initiated a series focused on youth employment service delivery. Below are examples of approaches used in selected communities.
A comprehensive youth employment delivery system pulls together the resources and funding streams -- public, private, and foundation -- in a strategic way and draws on the strength of public systems and community providers to create supported pathways that provide youth with the education, skills, and access to good jobs and successful careers. CLASP and the DC Alliance of Youth Advocates and Greater Washington Research at Brookings created a guide that identifies some of the common elements of a successful youth employment services delivery system, discusses communities where such effective practices exist, and profiles key elements of effective administrative agents.