National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

Afterschool and Workforce: Opportunities for System-Level Alignment

Deeds, C.,
Thomas, O.
Published: January, 2018
Paper/Research Report
American Youth Policy Forum

This white paper from the American Youth Policy Forum looks at how the workforce sector’s goal of developing a well prepared and highly skilled workforce aligns with the youth development field’s mission to help young people succeed. The authors discuss the need and benefits of aligning afterschool programs with workforce systems to improve employability outcomes for youth. The report includes case studies and considerations for community leaders who are interested in aligning youth and workforce development efforts. (author abstract modified)


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