Hannah Johns: Finding Strength in Adversity and Charting a Path Forward

Quick Take. Hannah Johns overcame a difficult childhood in rural Nebraska to complete high school, enroll in community college, and, with the help of the state Department of Labor, land a full-time paid internship with Riverside Discovery Center, a park and zoo complex. Early Life. Hannah was raised in Garing, a small community in western…

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Muhamed Salevic: Learning from Mistakes and Helping Others to Avoid Them

Quick Take. Muhamed Selavic spent seven years in a variety of correctional facilities before finding his calling as a peer mentor. Then, based on his experiences, he created Washington State’s first formal peer counseling program for individuals in juvenile rehabilitation. Muhamed shared his experiences as an Action Hour presenter at NYEC’s 2021 Annual Forum.  …

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New National Fund Report Highlights Successful Young Adult Sectoral Strategies

A new report by the National Fund for Workforce Solutions documents effective strategies identified over the past three years to engage and retain unemployed and unenrolled 18-25-year-olds in sector-based preparation and placement programs. The report, Connecting Young Adults to Skills and Jobs, summarizes lessons learned through the Young Adult Sectoral Initiative (YA Initiative), which included…

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