NLC Hosts Convening in Philadelphia to Explore Youth Reengagement Strategies

Christina Grant, Assistant Superintendent of the Opportunity/Innovation Network at the School District of Philadelphia, leads a discussion group at the Sixth Annual Reengagement Plus! Convening in Philadelphia last month. (Photo credit: Indira Jimenez)

Last month, the National League of Cities partnered with the Philadelphia Youth Network, the National Youth Employment Coalition, and the School District of Philadelphia in hosting the Sixth Annual Reengagement Plus! Convening in Philadelphia, focusing on “From Reengagement to Postsecondary”.

Attendees, including experts and novices in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, connected through site visits and discussion sessions to discuss activating strategies geared towards reengagement and secondary & postsecondary credentialing. Through site visits to Philadelphia-area reengagement centers and programs and participating in discussion sessions, passion intersected purpose in efforts to address disconnected youth.

Thoughts and insights were not only robust among the physical meeting, but also virtually via Twitter, where attendees and partners shared statistics, photos, and revelations.

Take a look at how the digital conversation played out below:

While this year’s convening has passed, it’s not too late to join the Reengagement Network. The Reengagement Network helps participants stay informed about developments in the reengagement field and share their insights with others through communities. If you are interested in equipping your city’s youth the tools to reconnect, complete high school and venture on to postsecondary opportunities, join the Reengagement Network.

Indira_Jimenez_125x150About the Author: Indira Jimenez is the Associate of Communications in NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education, and Families.