ERIC Number: ED472424
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Transition to Comprehensive Youth Services under the Workforce Investment Act.
Although communities are making progress in establishing comprehensive systems for serving youth, they still face challenges. Enabling conditions that have allowed innovative youth councils to develop systems of youth development, education, and employment include: (1) youth opportunity grants; (2) established intermediary organizations; (3) strong school-to-career partnerships; (4) community-wide planning; (5) influential stakeholders; and an aggressive state youth policy organization. Policymakers and practitioners can improve youth services by eliminating onerous and cumbersome eligibility requirements, streamlining the accountability system, and improving upon outcome measures. (Information from ten youth council case studies, amounting to 75 per cent of the report, concludes with a recommendation for federal funding reauthorization in 2003.) (AJ)
Descriptors: Business, Case Studies, Colleges, Community Cooperation, Community Education, Community Programs, Community Resources, Community Size, Community Support, Cooperation, Disadvantaged Youth, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Geographic Distribution, Governance, Government (Administrative Body), Guidelines, Individual Development, Interviews, Labor Force Development, Legislators, Nontraditional Education, Out of School Youth, Outcomes of Education, Partnerships in Education, Program Design, Program Evaluation, Public Policy, Research Reports, Rural Youth, Summer Programs, Systems Building, Systems Development, Urban Youth, Welfare Services, Youth Agencies, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
For full text: http://www.jff.org/jff/PDFDocuments/YCEval.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Youth Opportunities.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development.; Jobs for the Future, Boston, MA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Workforce Investment Act 1998 Title II