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Opening Career Pathways

YouthBuild USA

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Success Beyond High School
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period December 1, 2008–November 30, 2009
  • Location Roxbury, MA, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant will provide support to YouthBuild USA for the second year of the Opening Career Pathways project. Through the project, the grantee is aligning education strategies with sectoral workforce preparation strategies to provide students in its network with opportunities to transition into post-secondary education and training opportunities in high-growth and high-demand industries. During the first year of the project, the grantee selected 14 sites serving nearly 800 students across its network to participate in the initiative and to begin testing and developing comprehensive career development strategies. Support in year two of the project will allow the grantee to outline program curriculum needs to properly prepare youth for career ladders in the most promising sectors and coordinate a wide range of supports from within and outside of the network to assist students in connecting to community colleges, training programs, employment associations, and workforce-led efforts.