Building Postsecondary Pathways For Opportunity Youth

In this brief, The American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) investigated and documented pathways into postsecondary education and the workforce for older, vulnerable youth in two states, Connecticut and Michigan, with the goal of providing information to create a more robust dialogue amongst key state-level stakeholders. Our state-specific reports provide a data portrait of the Opportunity Youth, examples of promising practices linked to research-supported best practice, and recommendations for state-level stakeholders to continue to build and grow this work.

Lessons Learned

Connecticut Report

Connecticut Infographics

Michigan report

Michigan Infographics

The American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF), a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional development organization based in Washington, DC, provides learning opportunities for policy leaders, practitioners, and researchers working on youth and education issues at the national, state, and local levels. AYPF’s events and policy reports are made possible by the support of a consortium of philanthropic foundations. For a complete list, click here.

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