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Career Pathways Program

Youth Connection Charter School

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Success Beyond High School
  • Grant Amount $275,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2014–June 30, 2016
  • 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 titled the Career Pathways Program. This 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 14 schools, an increase from the initial five pilot sites in 2010, implementing the program. Recommended support will enable the grantee to broaden its efforts to embed the program across its 20-school network and facilitate activities to enhance the model’s ability to prepare students for postsecondary programs and success. Nearly 4,000 students will have access to the program.