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Career Pathways Program

Youth Connection Charter School

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Success Beyond High School
  • Grant Amount $125,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2012–June 30, 2013
  • Location Chicago, IL, United States
  • Geographic Focus Illinois

About this grant

This grant will enable the Youth Connection Charter School to continue to develop and model a blended secondary, postsecondary, and career training initiative entitled the Career Pathways Program. The program provides dropouts and off-track students access to an accelerated and structured system of career-track opportunities as the context for high school learning and postsecondary education. Currently, there are eight schools serving 900 students piloting the program. Recommended support will enable the grantee to broaden its programmatic efforts to facilitate activities that enhance the model’s ability to better prepare students for postsecondary success.