Alternative Pathways to Education and Employment Training for Disconnected Youth

Posted by on February 01, 2010

New Forum Brief:  Leveraging Resources to Create Alternative Pathways to Education and Employment Training for Disconnected Youth: Comprehensive reform strategies to serve disconnected youth ensure that young people have access to a range of services, including education, employment training, health, and mental health, to move them on a path to self-sufficiency. This brief profiles successful efforts at the city-level to leverage a range of funding streams at federal, state, and local levels, private dollars, and resources within the community to create a comprehensive portfolio of options.  Panelists offered recommendations to the federal government on policies and strategies to leverage resources more effectively to serve disconnected youth.  Panelists included Jenny Bogoni, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Philadelphia Youth Network (PA), Ernest Dorsey, Youth Opportunity Project Director, Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, City of Baltimore (MD), and Andrew Moore, Senior Fellow, National League of Cities, Institute for Youth, Education & Families (DC).

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