Category Archives: Communicating with Youth

The Summer Job

The following blog is a cross-post from the New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals (NYATEP) and appeared in the August, 2016 issue of “Workforce Buzz”. The blog is written by Colin Williams, an NYATEP Summer Intern. Each summer NYATEP hires … Continue reading

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Point, Process, Product: Developing Resources with Youth

By Jennifer Thomas, Youth Development Specialist at the Institute for Educational Leadership’s Center for Workforce Development The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth’s (NCWD/Youth) Youth Action Council on Transition (YouthACT) recently published By Youth, For Youth: Employment, YouthACT’s … Continue reading

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National Mentoring Month 2016 – In Real Life  

By Elijah Fagan-Solis, RAMP Program Coordinator in Albany, NY In celebration of National Mentoring Month 2016, YOUTH POWER’s Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) site in Albany, NY wanted to share a personal, ‘in real life’ story that shows the … Continue reading

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So How Can You Join a Board?

By Jason Farr, Program Associate, with the National Collaborative on Workforce & Disability for Youth at the Institute for Educational Leadership. Are you looking for a way to build your professional and leadership skills and give back to your community? … Continue reading

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RAMP Albany Recognizes National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2015

The following blog is by Elijah Fagan-Solis, Coordinator for the Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) in Albany, NY. RAMP is a career-focused mentoring program created and supported by the Institute for Educational Leadership with support from the Department of … Continue reading

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The Path for Passion

The following blog is by Blake Ayers, a youth leader with NCWD/Youth’s Youth Action Council on Transition (YouthACT) Shining Lights Team. YouthACT is a national project for youth ages 12-25 geared toward getting more youth with disabilities involved as leaders … Continue reading

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RAMPing Up from Mentor to Program Coordinator (Part Two)!

The following blog is written by Julie Gilson, Coordinator for the Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) in Jacksonville, FL. RAMP is a program of the Institute for Educational Leadership, the host organization for NCWD/Youth and is based on a … Continue reading

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What Does Chronic Absenteeism Cost Students with Disabilities?

In celebration of Attendance Awareness Month, NCWD/Youth welcomes guest blogger Hedy Chang, Director of Attendance Works. Attendance Works is a national nonprofit focused on improving the policy, practice, and research around school attendance. NCWD/Youth is a Collaborating Partner for Attendance … Continue reading

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Health Care Transition: What Do Youth Need to Know?

By Frances Vhay, Program Associate at the Institute for Educational Leadership’s Center for Workforce Development Health care transition, which is the process of switching from pediatric to adult health care, is scary and challenging. Many youth see the same pediatrician … Continue reading

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