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The PILOT Assessment: A Guide to Integrating Positive Youth Development into Workforce Training Settings

Moore, K.A., Lantos, H., Murphy, K., Redd, Z., Beckwith, S.
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Child Trends


This brief from Child Trends discusses how to integrate the positive youth development (PYD) approach into workforce training programs. Child Trends has developed an assessment instrument that helps facilitate the application of PYD in youth and young adult training, education, and employment programs called the PILOT tool. PILOT stands for positive relationships; improved skills; linkages across schools, work, families, and communities; opportunities to contribute and belong; and trustworthy and safe settings. Child Trends developed the tool with the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s the Generation Work initiative. This initiative has partners in five cities: Cleveland, OH; Hartford, CT; Indianapolis, IN; Philadelphia, PA; and Seattle, WA. (author abstract modified)


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