Category Archives: Credentials

YWLA: Turning Youth Service Professionals into Pros!

        By Patricia D. Gill, Senior      Program Associate & Shaina Cook, Program Coordinator at the Institute for Educational Leadership  Great things can happen when people from different sectors collaborate. This is particularly true when working with youth and … Continue reading

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Individualized Learning Plans Webinar Questions: Part 3 – Postsecondary/Workforce Opportunities and Evidence-based Interventions

The following blog entry was originally posted on the official blog of the College and Career Readiness and Success Center (CCRS Center) at the American Institutes for Research This post is the last in a series following the May 29 webinar, “The Use … Continue reading

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26 Seconds

Click here to view an accessible version of the above video of Boost.org’s public service announcement with LeBron James. Preparing to zone out in my man cave while watching the 2012 NBA All Star Celebrity game, I was shocked to … Continue reading

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Solutions and Strategies for Closing the Education, Employment, and Wage Gap for Young African American Males (Part 2 of 2)

Part 1 of this two-part blog series reviewed research that illuminates the depth and nature of the education, employment, and wage gap for young African American males. Today’s blog, Part 2 of 2, highlights some innovative strategies and potential solutions … Continue reading

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Developing Career Pathways for Youth Workers

Building a professional development system that improves the knowledge, skills, and abilities of professionals working with all youth in a variety of settings nationwide takes collective and collaborative effort. Since it started, NCWD/Youth has been working to promote the establishment … Continue reading

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Youth Explore Healthcare Career Options through HempsteadWorks Summer Program

All young people need opportunities to explore a wide range of career options including occupations that are in high demand and growing in their local communities and nationwide. In Part 1 of this two-part blog series, we looked at projections … Continue reading

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Where are the Jobs? A Look at Fast-Growing Healthcare Career Options for Youth (Part 1 of 2)

The economy is still sluggish, and good jobs are hard to find. In times like these we look to connect youth to education and to identify high-growth, high-wage fields they can enter both right away and later on, given the … Continue reading

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Apples and Oranges: Which College Really Costs Less?

It’s October already, which means it’s time for high school seniors (and others) to begin seriously exploring their postsecondary options, if they haven’t started already. Youth and families—and the youth service professionals who work with them—need to be aware of … Continue reading

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Registered Apprenticeship: A Postsecondary Option for All Youth

In today’s economy, earning only a high school diploma or GED is not sufficient to obtain jobs that pay a living wage, offer benefits, and have career-track potential. Young people with high school or GED credentials, including those with disabilities, … Continue reading

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