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Promoting Policies for Disconnected Youth

Center for Law and Social Policy

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Success Beyond High School
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2005–December 31, 2006
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) will continue to promote federal and state policies to increase the proportion of young people who at the age of 25 have a high school diploma and a post-secondary degree, and are employed in jobs with career advancement possibilities.Multiyear funding will enable CLASP to raise awareness of the disconnected youth problem; highlight lessons from local communities confronting the challenge of disconnected youth; encourage alternative pathways to labor market success; and work on long-term and immediate opportunities to promote effective disconnected youth policies.Recent accomplishments included releasing a report chronicling the lack of coherent policy supports for disconnected youth; constructing a policy agenda that addresses several issues in coordinating a systems-based response to help disconnected youth become productive members of society; and exploring how existing funding streams can be accessed and combined to create educational alternatives and comprehensive programming options.