CLASP's youth policy work aims to advance policy and practice that will dramatically improve the education, employment, and life outcomes for youth in communities of high youth distress. Learn more>>

Pathways to Reconnection for Disconnected Youth

We advocate for federal policies that meet the education and training needs of the millions of young people ages 16 to 24 who are disconnected from school and employment.  Read more>>

Building the Capacity of Communities

We work with communities to identify and highlight effective cross-system approaches that can provide opportunities for youth to complete their education, enter the labor market and improve their life outcomes. Read more>>

Supports and Strategies for Youth of Color 

We highlight the depth of the disadvantaged and disconnected youth problem for young people of color in some of the nation's most challenged communities and propose strategic solutions. Read more>>

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Every Student Succeeds Act Primer: High School Dropout Prevention and Reengagement of Out-of-School Youth

CLASP recently partnered with the Alliance for Excellent Education and the National Youth Employment Coalition to develop a brief that outlines several key provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that can support states and districts in preventing students from dropping out of high school and reengaging out-of-school youth and makes important linkages to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.  ESSA provides an opportunity for education leaders to partner with workforce leaders and other stakeholders to implement strategies that focus on struggling students and vulnerable youth. For the full brief please click here.

Investing in Young Men of Color as Community Assets

On July 17, CLASP held its annual forum on boys and young men of color. "Investing in Young Men of Color as Community Assets" highlighted effective practices and policies that can close the gaps in education, employment, and health outcomes for boys and young men of color. Additionally, it discussed targeted federal investments in communities of concentrated poverty and creating opportunities for boys and young men of color to thrive.

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