This slide deck is a field scan of what selected school districts, foundations and nonprofit organizations are doing to prepare at-risk youth for further education, careers and life. Key findings show the importance of encouraging and supportive adults in youth's lives, and providing them places to go that are safe, nurturing and relevant to their own hopes for the future.

September 8, 2009

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    Goals for connecting vulnerable and disconnected youth.

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    What’s already working to engage vulnerable and disconnected youth.

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    Approaches to connecting youth on a continuum of activities.

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    An overview of Multiple Pathways to Graduation (MPG).

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    Characteristics that help identify youth who are at risk of becoming disconnected.

Key Takeaway

Kids need Transition Services

Youth in transition – between middle school and high school, after graduation, or leaving public systems like foster care – are vulnerable. For these youth, case workers can provide centralized support services and bring together the many resources available in a community.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations