The last six months have been unique, and our current events were likely not predicted in 2020 planning documents at the end of last year. The COVID-19 season has undoubtedly presented youth serving organizations with unanticipated challenges. With these challenges comes the opportunity to adapt and think creatively about how to best serve your community.…

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While trying to find creative ways to incorporate youth voice into our work at the Next Generation Zone, I brainstormed an idea to start an internship that would teach selected young people who are currently enrolled with us about marketing.  The idea being to educate them about our workforce system, and our branding, and then…

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Written By: Caitlin Dawkins, Program Director, National Institute for Work and Learning, FHI 360 Earlier this month I participated in a workshop sponsored by the National Youth Employment Coalition on how justice involved youth are navigating past incarceration during the Coronavirus pandemic. About 30 of us gathered to discuss how to keep up service delivery, how to…

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NYEC members and friends, We hope that you are finding peace and hope as best as you can during these times. We wanted to provide another update on how NYEC is responding to our three national crises. COVID-19 Workshop Series Beginning in March we reorganized our monthly policy- and practice-focused meeting for members around responding…

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As more is known about adolescent brain science, it’s clear that supporting positive youth development, addressing trauma, and improving executive function skills all contribute to improving outcomes such as credential attainment, job placement, and retention. The National Youth Employment Coalition has been working with youth workforce organizations in Phoenix and Indianapolis to infuse executive skill…

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