ERIC Number: ED430076
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
PEPNet '98. Promising & Effective Practices Network. Lessons Learned from 43 Effective Youth Employment Initiatives.
National Youth Employment Coalition, Washington, DC.
This document consists of descriptions of 43 effective youth employment initiatives that were identified by the Promising and Effective Practices Network (PEPNet), a project of the National Youth Employment Coalition (NYEC). The document begins with an explanation of the five broad categories of criteria used to select the programs (purpose and activities; quality management; youth development; work force development; and evidence of success). Presented next are lessons for practitioners, program funders, and policymakers. The remainder of the document consists of descriptions of the 43 programs. Each program description contains the program's name, postal and e-mail address, and contact person, as well as information about the following: mission, context, community setting/population served; design and components; organization and management; youth development activities; work force development activities; and evidence of success. The programs profiled serve a wide range of audiences (in-school youths, high school dropouts, and high school graduates) and feature a wide range of formats and activities (including career academies, employment training, job placement, retention services, internships, job shadowing, counseling, speakers, and meaningful work connected to a rigorous learning environment). Also provided are the names of the 1998 PEPNet review board, the NYEC, and the NYEC's executive committee. (MN)
Descriptors: Career Academies, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Exploration, Community Education, Community Programs, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Employment Programs, Employment Services, Internship Programs, Job Shadowing, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Learning Activities, Mentors, Minority Groups, On the Job Training, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Prevocational Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Success, Summer Programs, Urban Areas, Urban Education, Work Experience Programs, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: National Youth Employment Coalition, Washington, DC.