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Career Pathways Program

Youth Connection Charter School

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Success Beyond High School
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2010–June 30, 2011
  • Location Chicago, IL, United States
  • Geographic Focus Illinois

About this grant

This grant will enable the Youth Connection Charter School to develop the Career Pathways Program. Founded in 1997, the grantee is a multisite alternative high school network that provides students a second chance to earn a high school diploma and prepare for higher education and the world of work. The Career Pathways Program is an effort to accelerate the progress of off-track students toward graduation, postsecondary matriculation, professional credentialing, and career track training. Recommended support will enable the grantee to pilot a model that provides students an opportunity to earn a high school diploma and college credit focused in a career area.