Plan for Impact: Youth Services Assessment

This is a first draft of some notes I wanted to have together for our Mentor Meeting on Friday, July 24th. Please comment below if you have any thoughts or ideas.

Key partners and stakeholders within our ecosystem have developed an on-going, collaborative approach for recruiting, referring and providing holistic youth services.

The AHI core team is in the greater Princeton area and has been conducting an assessment (resource mapping) of available organizations and programs within the region which currently provide services to our target population. Our hope is that this assessment will streamline the process of determining areas of strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities to be addressed in the first mentor meeting which is Friday, July 24th at 7pm. If you are interested in joining us please do not hesitate – contact me anytime this week.

Below is a list of the services and resources we are utilizing at various points of the program:

  • Adult Education
  • Alternative Schools
  • Apprenticeship / Pre-Apprenticeship
  • Business Partners
  • Career and Technical Education (Perkins Act)
  • Community Organizations / Non-profits / Foundations
  • Competitive Grants
  • Institutions of Higher Education
  • Juvenile and Adult Justice Organizations
  • Local School Districts

Governance and Leadership: work with state and local boards to ensure the necessary structure is formed to provide provisions for youth and are implemented and continuously improved.

  • State and Local Boards should have issued policies outlining the criteria for youth eligible providers.
  • Our state has considered a statewide Youth Standing Committee that includes other youth-serving organizations and departments at the state level.
  • Our workforce system has provided evidence that parents, participants, and other members of the community with experience relating to programs for youth are involved in the design and implementation of WIOA youth services programs.

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