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.
OverviewA series of field trips, sponsored by The American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF), provided state and district leaders, state legislators, educators, and ot…
Newark, NJ and New York City: Re-engaging Disconnected Youth and Expanding Opportunities for High School and Cross-System Collaboration
Presentation by Newark Mayor Cory BookerLed by a dynamic, young mayor, Newark has engaged in a number of innovative reforms since Mayor Cory Booker took office…
How New York City is Meeting the Varied Needs of Out-of-School Youth through Multiple Pathways to Graduation
Cross-System Collaboration to Serve Disconnected Youth with Suzanne Lynn, Deputy Commissioner for Community Development, Department of Youth and Community Deve…