Resources for Improving Outcomes for Youth
Examples of Community Practice
The report Building A Comprehensive Youth Employment Delivery System: Examples of Effective Practice identifies the key components of an effective delivery system and provides examples and contact information for communities with effective systems.
Communities Collaborating to Reconnect Youth (CCRY) Network
The CCRY Network is a peer network of communities working together since 2006 to learn from each other and document practice related to serving youth in the most challenging situations. Descriptions of the activities and accomplishments are detailed in the member section of the CCRY website.
In Their Own Words (video)
CLASP's In Their Own Words video was developed to gain better insight into the unique experiences of young people who have dropped out of high school and reconnected to career and education supports and to capture the sense of hope and transformation of young males of color.
Identifying State and Local Resources
To have a constructive community dialogue, there are several critical entities that should discuss the role their funding streams and systems are playing or can play in developing dropout prevention and recovery efforts. Find contact information for your state or local Workforce Board, P-20 Council, State Director of Adult Education or Children's Cabinet:
- State or Local Workforce Board
- State Director of Adult Education
- State Children's Cabinets and Councils 2008 Director
- The State of Black Male Commissions, Frontline Solutions
Building Pathways to Postsecondary Success for Low Income Young Men of Color: A Community Intervention Strategy
Learning from the Youth Opportunity Experience: Building Delivery Capacity in Distressed Communities
We Dream A World: The 2025 Vision for Black Men and Boys (2025 Campaign for Black Men and Boys)