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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…

Opportunity Works Four Ways to Help Young Adults Find Pathways to Success

Opportunity Works Four Ways to Help Young Adults Find Pathways to Success
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

The Opportunity Works initiative, led by Jobs for the Future (JFF) in collaboration with the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions, works to bring together a cross-sector collaborative in specific communities to improve outcomes for young people, with special attention paid to those who are homeless, and in or transitioning from the foster care and/or juvenile justice systems. In this report, JFF highlights lessons learned from the initiative, based on the “Back on Track” model, to reconnect opportunity youth and guided by JFF coaching to local anchor organizations and service providers. The authors also describe the complex nature of what it takes to reach these positive results and the many interlocking pieces that are part of the solution. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25867
Authors
Steinberg, A., Almeida, C.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Jobs for the Future

Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on Aspen Institutes website at: https://aspencommunitysolutions.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/SPUB-OW-…

New Insights into the Back on Track Model’s Effects on Opportunity Youth Outcomes: Opportunity Works Final Evaluation Report

New Insights into the Back on Track Model’s Effects on Opportunity Youth Outcomes: Opportunity Works Final Evaluation Report
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report presents the results from a quasi-experimental evaluation by the Urban Institute in multiple Opportunity Works sites across the country. Opportunity Works was a three-year effort in Opportunity Youth Forum communities led by Jobs for the Future to help opportunity youth—young people ages 16 to 24 who are not in school or meaningfully employed—access post-secondary and career pathways. The study found large, consistent, positive effects on participants’ post-secondary enrollment and increased connection with either education or employment about one year after program entry. Specifically, Opportunity Works participants were twice as likely to enroll in college and 25% more likely to be in either education or employment. Post-secondary results were even greater for young men of color, who were nearly six times as likely to enroll in college. This report includes insights and lessons from qualitative field research. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25868
Authors
Anderson, T., Peters, H.E., Braga, B., Derrick-Mills, T., Dodkowski, A., Runes, C., Winkler, M.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

The Aspen Insititute Forum for Community Solutions

Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the Aspen Institutes website at: https://aspencommunitysolutions.org/report/new-insights-into-the-back-o…

Fact Sheet: Education and Workforce Related Policies Affecting Systems-Involved Youth

Fact Sheet: Education and Workforce Related Policies Affecting Systems-Involved Youth
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This fact sheet from the American Youth Policy Forum provides information for researchers, policymakers, and practitioners about federal legislation and grants related to systems-involved youth. In particular, the fact sheet focuses on supporting secondary, postsecondary, and workforce success among youth involved with the juvenile justice system, the child welfare system, or both. 

Accession number
25711
Type new
Brief
Organization

American Youth Policy Forum

Year published new
2017
Availability

Available for free download on the AYPF website at: https://www.aypf.org/resource/fact-sheet-education-workforce-related-po…

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/