January 15, 2014
Career and employment success for young people from foster care is part of a journey connecting parents, caregivers, friends, mentors, advocates, communities, schools, and employers. Specific tools and strategies can help. This practical, concise handbook is intended for child welfare professionals and others responsible for helping young people prepare for transition to adulthood and the workplace. It provides benchmarks for career exploration (by age group) and techniques for job seeking and lets young people describe their successes in their own words.
January 15, 2014
College provides an opportunity for young people to secure good jobs, advance in their careers, achieve economic independence and build important social networks. For youth from foster care, college can mean freedom from their past and the ability to choose a future rich with possibilities.
Navigating and Negotiating Pathways for Success: Capturing the Life Experiences of Urban Youth and Their Caregivers
January 20, 2014
This work is part of a larger study by the Center for Promise of how communities come together to support young people, and how young people and their families navigate and negotiate those communities to succeed academically and vocationally, and engage civically. For this study, the Center for Promise conducted two rounds of in-depth interviews, approximately six months apart, with 47 pairs of caregivers and youth in four urban communities in the Northeast and Southeast United States. The questions explored the ways that youth and their families navigate and negotiate their communities to…
September 19, 2016
Part of the Don’t Call Them Dropouts series of research, Dispelling Stereotypes of Young People Who Leave School Before Graduation explores the social and emotional competencies of young people who have left school before graduating from high school.
Relationships Come First: How Four Career Development and Workforce Readiness Programs Prepare Young People for Work and Life
December 15, 2016
What role do relationships play in fostering workforce development and career readiness among ‘risk-immersed’ youth?
March 01, 2017
Two new reports explore how relationships impact young people at work and in life
Turning Points: How Young People in Four Career Pathways Programs Describe the Relationships that Shape Their Lives
March 01, 2017
Turning Points builds on the programmatic insights from Relationships Come First by asking young people enrolled in career pathways programs in four cities – Café Momentum in Dallas; Per Scholas in the Bronx, Urban Alliance in Washington, DC, and Year Up in the Bay Area – to describe how the relationships in their lives shape their development.
September 06, 2015
This report examines, from the perspective of young people themselves, the roles that relationships with adults and peers play in decisions about staying in, leaving and returning to high school.
March 30, 2017
While many young people in America continue to be bombarded by severe adversity, few receive the supports and resources they need to cope and succeed.