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

The PILOT Assessment: A Guide to Integrating Positive Youth Development into Workforce Training Settings
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

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)

Accession number
25770
Authors
Moore, K.A., Lantos, H., Murphy, K., Redd, Z., Beckwith, S.
Type new
Guide/Toolkit
Organization

Child Trends

Year published new
2018
Availability

Available for free download on the Child Trends website at: https://www.childtrends.org/publications/the-pilot-assessment-a-guide-t…

Relationships Come First: How Four Career Development and Workforce Readiness Programs Prepare Young People for Work and Life

Relationships Come First: How Four Career Development and Workforce Readiness Programs Prepare Young People for Work and Life
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report presents a study by the Center for Promise that examines how relationships help keep young people in school and on the path to adult success. In this study, the research team explores how relationships nurture employment and economic success for the young people at four career development and workforce readiness programs across the country. The four programs--located in Dallas, the Bronx, Washington, DC, and the San Francisco Bay Area--are part of a group of Youth Opportunity Fund community partners supported by the Citi Foundation’s Pathways to Progress initiative, a three-year, $50 million investment to give 100,000 low-income youth in the US the opportunity to develop the workplace skills and leadership experience needed to compete in today’s economy. Research findings include the following: 1) Relationships, including supportive relationships with program leaders, potential employers, volunteers, and program participants, come first; 2) Webs of support are integral to the program design; 3) Relationships endure and extend beyond the program; and 4) Relationship-building approaches differ depending on who the program serves.  

Accession number
25643
Authors
Jones, E.P., Flanagan, S., Zaff, J.F., McClay, C., Hynes, M., Cole, M.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Americas Promise Alliance

Series
Center for Promise
Year published new
2016
Availability

Available for free download on Americas Promise Alliance website at: http://www.americaspromise.org/sites/default/files/d8/CitiYOFReport1_fi…

Innovations In Accountability Measures and Processes: Three Case Studies for Alternative Education

Innovations In Accountability Measures and Processes: Three Case Studies for Alternative Education
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

In this brief, the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) presents three case studies of how states are dealing with accountability under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) among alternative education settings. These case studies demonstrate the different approaches developed in three states: Georgia, Louisiana, and Wyoming. AYPF published this as a complement to the earlier policy brief entitled, “Measuring Success: Accountability for Alternative Education.” (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25707
Authors
Gillis, D.
Type new
Brief
Organization

American Youth Policy Forum

Year published new
2017
Availability

Available for free download at the AYPF website at: https://www.aypf.org/resource/innovations-in-accountability-measures-pr…

Ending Homelessness for Unaccompanied Youth Age 18-24

Ending Homelessness for Unaccompanied Youth Age 18-24
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

The National Alliance to End Homelessness and its partners assembled a group of expert practitioners, known as the Practice Knowledge Project, to discuss the most effective interventions to prevent youth homelessness from their experience in the field. This brief provides lessons learned about serving older homeless youth. The project recommends the following: 1) help youth develop and navigate supportive relationships with family, peers, and other caring adults; 2) offer multiple housing options with developmentally appropriate services; 3) guide youth as they connect to mainstream services; and 4) adequately train and support frontline staff.

Accession number
25460
Authors
National Alliance to End Homelessness
Type new
Brief
Year published new
2018
Availability

Available for free download on the National Alliance to End Homelessness website at: http://endhomelessness.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/ending-homelessne…

Building the Core Skills Youth Need for Life: A Guide for Education and Social Service Practitioners

Building the Core Skills Youth Need for Life: A Guide for Education and Social Service Practitioners
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This guide from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University provides information for practitioners who work with adolescents about the science behind how young people develop the core skills needed for life and learning. These skills include planning, focus, self-control, awareness, and flexibility. The guide includes five ways practitioners can help youth build these skills. It also summarizes how stress affects adolescent brain development and how to deliver services that reduce stress. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25763
Type new
Guide/Toolkit
Organization

Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

Year published new
2018
Availability

Available for free download on the Centers website at: https://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/building-core-skills-yout…

Afterschool and Workforce: Opportunities for System-Level Alignment

Afterschool and Workforce: Opportunities for System-Level Alignment
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

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)

Accession number
25704
Authors
Deeds, C., Thomas, O.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

American Youth Policy Forum

Year published new
2018
Availability

Available for free download on the AYPF website at: https://www.aypf.org/resource/publication_afterschool-and-workforce/