ERIC Number: ED437446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Stories of Thirty-Two Young People Who Achieved Success and the Programs That Helped Them.
National Youth Employment Coalition, Washington, DC.; Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Policy and Research.
This publication presents the real-life experiences of 32 young people who participated in youth programs that helped guide them to success. The featured young people got themselves organized, developed skills, and took charge of their lives, many of them overcoming major barriers to do so. They were able to get on track because of effective youth programs which provided them with the support, skills, and experiences they needed to succeed. In 1998, the 32 young people from 14 PEPNet (Promising and Effective Practices Network) programs came to Washington, DC, to speak with their Senators and Congressional representatives and to meet with the Deputy Secretary of Labor. Each of their programs had demonstrated effectiveness in four areas: strong, stable, and effective management; well-conceived and implemented approach to youth development; clear emphasis on developing skills, knowledge, and competencies that lead to jobs and careers; and evidence of success, using credible data or other measures. (SM)
Descriptors: Achievement, Adolescents, Community Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Minority Groups, Success, Young Adults, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs
National Youth Employment Coalition, 1836 Jefferson Place, N.W., Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-659-1064; Fax: 202-659-0399; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: 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.; Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Policy and Research.