Monthly Archives: March 2011

Spring into Summer Jobs (Part 1 of 3): The Past Decade’s Downward Slide

Think back with me for a moment. What were some of your main activities in the month of June when you were between the ages of 16 and 19? Hanging out with friends? A day at the amusement park? The … Continue reading

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Culture, Communication, and Competency: 3 Cs for Effective Youth Service Professionals

What role does culture play in promoting the successful transition of all youth? Youth service professionals often hear the following sentences from frustrated youth: “I just can’t talk to my counselor!”, “My case manager doesn’t get me”, or “Adults just … Continue reading

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Internships Open Doors for Youth with Disabilities

For some people, when it comes to getting a foot in the door for an employment opportunity, it really is all about who you know. For others, it takes a bit of old-fashioned knocking on doors until someone says “Yes.” … Continue reading

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Youth Speak Out on the Value of Career-Focused Mentoring

“RAMP broadened my horizons. It helps you look at careers and know that you can do it.”- Kristin age 16, Florida Career-focused mentoring gives youth a glimpse into the world of work. It allows youth to gain and practice skills … Continue reading

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Transition Hits the National Agenda

Transition has finally hit the national agenda. After more than three decades of research, demonstration projects, and practical experiences, the issue of youth transitioning from adolescence to adulthood, from school into employment, additional education and independent community living, has captured … Continue reading

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Everyone Has a Role to Play in Bullying Prevention

On March 11th, the White House met with youth, families and educators for the National Conference on Bullying Prevention to discuss strategies to stop bullying and make schools safer for all students (See a video or read remarks by Mr. … Continue reading

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When Opinions Really Count: Youth Voices Heard at National Youth Summit

There’s nothing quite like the sight of over 400 diverse middle and high school students from communities all across the country gathered together for one common reason – to speak up about what they need for education and career success. … Continue reading

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Welcome to the NCWD/Youth Blog!

If you don’t already know us, the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) is a national technical assistance center supported by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). NCWD/Youth’s mission is to ensure … Continue reading

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