This municipal action guide profiles models and strategies from across the country that city leaders can pursue to help dropouts finish high school, be prepared for postsecondary education and gain valuable workforce skills.
This municipal action guide highlights potential strategies and promising city approaches for reducing the persistent disparities between black males and their peers in the areas of education, work and family.
The Rennie Center’s new policy brief, Forgotten Youth: Re-Engaging Students Through Dropout Recovery, explores dropout recovery – the act of re-engaging and re-enrolling youth who leave school before graduating.
The YEF Institute sponsored an hour-long webinar on "Reengagement Centers: Key Element in a City Strategy to Recover Dropouts." Speakers discussed the development of reengagement centers as an important part of a municipal agenda to increase high school graduation rates.
The YEF Institute recently sponsored an hour-long webinar on “Educational Alignment for Young Children: Profiles in Local Innovation.” Speakers discussed local efforts to ensure more young children are prepared for success by aligning early care and education programs with K-12 education systems.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has announced a $130 million city initiative to support education and employment training for young black and Latino males who are disproportionately likely to be among the city's dropout, incarcerated or jobless populations.
Cross-system teams from six cities convened in Hartford, Conn. in April 2011 to deepen city strategies to reengage disconnected youth - 16-24 year-olds who are out of school and out of work, including many who are "aging out" of public care systems.