On May 29, Marlén Mendoza will present “Policy 101 Workshop ’Driving Systems Change through Policy and Advocacy’” at National Youth Employment Coalition, All Youth Working: A Forum on Engagement and Inclusion in Oalkand, CA.
Kisha Bird moderated the panel discussion Opening Doors for Youth: Improving Employment Outcomes for At-Risk and Opportunity Youth at the House Visitor Center (201AB) in Washington, D.C.
On June 20, 2016, CLASP held its annual forum on youth of color. “Realizing Youth Justice: Advancing Education, Employment, and Youth Empowerment" highlighted effective policies and practices that can help youth avoid the criminal justice system, access employment, achieve stability, build on their innate assets, and realize their full potential.
States can establish a state-wide policy that promotes self-attestation and self-certification as acceptable—and preferable—for upfront eligibility determination of out-of-school youth in "high-risk" categories.
The effort to end prosecution of youth in the adult justice system is gaining traction. Last week, the Campaign for Youth Justice released a report, Raising the Bar: State Trends in Keeping Youth Out of Adult Courts (2015-2017), which provides some encouraging news.
Hear from national experts and local leaders on the multitude of factors to consider when engaging out of school youth, such as cultural competence, and how to retain youth in the program.
Teens who drop out of school to work tend to come from low-income families. Despite the long-term advantages of access to early employment, the challenges facing teens 16-19 who are employed but not in school are often overlooked.