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Youth Development Institute: Developing Community-Based Career and Technical Education Strategies for Youth Who Have Dropped out of School

Tides Center

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Success Beyond High School
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period April 1, 2009–March 31, 2010
  • Location San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Geographic Focus North America

About this grant

This grant will enable the Youth Development Institute, a program of the Tides Center, to develop and pilot a vocational pathway into work and further education for students who have dropped out of school with low academic levels. The Youth Development Institute is a New York-based entity that partners with community-based organizations, schools, colleges, and others to create programs that help young people transition into adulthood. Recommended support will enable the institute to undertake a research-focused effort that begins to lay the groundwork for the expansion of education and employment pathways where low-skilled youth can meet specific academic and credential requirements via participation in courses focused on workforce preparedness and post-secondary access.