Wraparound supports refers to those services that help youth facing challenges become self-sufficient and thrive. These might include: education and workforce training, vocational rehabilitation, health and mental health services, food, housing, transportation, childcare, mentoring, and counseling. It is critical to coordinate these services and supports across systems, customizing them for each youth. Young people also need to be consistently supported by a caring, competent adult to help them navigate programs and services.
- January 10, 2018
This paper discusses the need for and benefits of better alignment across afterschool and workforce systems.
- November 30, 2017
As states continue to grapple with the most appropriate ways to hold schools accountable under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), there is a lack of …
- November 2, 2017
This article highlights the important role afterschool plays in preparing youth for college and careers in STEM fields.