NCWD/Youth assists agencies and organizations to identify and implement successful models for supporting youth transition to employment, postsecondary education, and independent living. The following transition models have been developed and successfully implemented using research-based guides, tools, and strategies culled from NCWD/Youth’s work.
High School/High Tech is a national network of state and locally operated programs designed to provide young people with all types of disabilities the opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers and postsecondary education pathways.
The Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) is a high-tech, career-focused mentoring program for youth involved with or at risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system, including those with disabilities. The RAMP model uses a combination of group, peer, and individualized mentoring to promote the successful transition of all youth.
The Right Turn Career-Focused Transition Initiative serves youth involved in, or at risk of becoming involved in the juvenile justice system, providing individualized education, training, mentoring, and workforce development opportunities.
Featured resources relevant to these transition program model include:
- High School/High Tech Program Guide: A Comprehensive Transition Program Promoting Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math for Youth with Disabilities
- Paving the Way to Work: A Guide to Career-Focused Mentoring for Youth with Disabilities
- Making the Right Turn: A Guide About Improving Transition Outcomes for Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justice System