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Promoting Policies for Disconnected Youth: Building Systems to Reconnect Youth to Education and Jobs

Center for Law and Social Policy

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Success Beyond High School
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2007–December 31, 2009
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This renewal grant will enable the Center for Law and Social Policy to continue to promote federal and state policies that increase the proportion of young people who, at the age of 25, have a high school diploma, a post-secondary degree, and are employed in jobs with career advancement possibilities. In the most recent phase of this project, the Center for Law and Social Policy worked to help states and local communities build infrastructure, connect systems, and blend resources toward a systems-based effort that focuses on reconnecting disconnected youth. During the next phase of this initiative, the Center for Law and Social Policy will continue to raise awareness on disconnected youth issues, advance policy efforts related to the building of alternative education pathways, monitor the reauthorization of youth-serving federal programs, and facilitate the networking of communities that are engaged in cross-system efforts to bring attention to the needs of disconnected youth.