Ready for College & Ready for Work: Same or Different?
Results of a recent ACT study provide empirical evidence that, whether planning to enter college or workforce training programs after graduation, high school students need to be educated to a comparable level of readiness in reading and mathematics.
Ready for the Real World Webinar Recording
Middle school-aged children need more opportunities to connect what they learn in school to the possibilities open to them in the future. The Alliance aims to provide quality service-learning and career exploration experiences to youth at a time when...
Ready to Succeed: All Students Prepared for College and Work
This publication by ACT explores data that shows that too few students are adequately prepared for postsecondary success, and it makes recommendations for how to support college and work readiness for all. The report finds that not only is taking the right number of courses important in preparation for college, but also that taking the right kinds of courses and ensuring their rigor are also critical to student readiness.
Recommended Practices to Promote the Safety and Well-Being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth and Youth at Risk of or Living with HIV in Child Welfare Settings
In this report, the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) provides recommend practices for ensuring safe and proper care consistent with the needs of each and every lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) child in the child welfare system.
Reducing High School Dropout: Developing Solutions Tailored to Boys and to Girls
The Center for School, Health and Education at the American Public Health Association strives to bring awareness and advocacy to the relationship between education and health, focusing attention on the causal pathways of dropout and a comprehensive prevention strategy to address them. In their most recent issue brief, Reducing High School Dropout: Developing Solutions Tailored to Boys and to Girls, the Center examines gender-based causes of dropout. The brief also offers a solution framework that includes a school-wide role for school-based health centers. For more information, visit www.schoolbasedhealthcare.org
Removing Roadblocks To Rigor: Linking Academic and Social Supports to Ensure College Readiness and Success
A report prepared for the Pathways to College Network, a program of the Institute for Higher Education Policy, identifies specific examples of support strategies in schools and higher education institutions to illustrate the various aspects of academic and social support necessary for many historically disadvantaged students to meet the rigorous academic standards mandated by increasing numbers of states, school districts and higher education systems. Such supports, aligned with academically rigorous curricula, help students from all backgrounds achieve at high levels in both high school and college.
Report on the Grad Nation Action Team Collaborative Convenings: College Readiness, Access and Completion
America's Promise, through the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates and Lumina Foundations, met with experts in four cities to explore the challenges limiting students' access to college and their readiness to earn college degrees. The report noted that non-academic factors such as financial and cultural barriers were as important as having adequate academic skills in determining whether a student would achieve college completion.
The Resource Center
The Resource Center is your one-stop shop for online tools and training resources to strengthen your volunteer or service program. Sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service and
Resources for Caregivers of All Ages
This online resource from the American Association of Caregiving Youth includes links to a variety of different websites that provide guidelines for those taking care of a sick or invalid relative. All of these links are targeted towards young people who are responsible for taking care of a family member.
Resources for Increasing Latino Participation and Success in Higher Education
This resource provides a compilation of examples of effective strategies that have been implemented at colleges and universities across the United States to increase access and success in postsecondary education for Latino students.