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Whatever it takes: how twelve communities are reconnecting out-of-school youth

Publisher: American Youth Policy Forum

Published At: Washington, DC

Date Published: 2006

Distributor: American Youth Policy Forum

Source Address: 1836 Jefferson Place NW

Source City/State/Zip: Washington DC 20036

Phone: 202-775-9731

Material Type: Research/Technical Report

Intended Audience: Policy Maker

Physical Media: Print

Physical Description: 181 p.

Subjects: Dropouts; Dropout Rate; Dropout Programs; Dropout Prevention; Nontraditional Education; Adult Education; Adult Literacy; School Effectiveness; Educational Change; Service Learning; School Administration; Job Training

Abstract:
This report explores the questions of what can be done to reconnect young people to opportunities for building useful lives, and, who is doing what, and where, to reengage out-of-school youth with the social and economic mainstream. Descriptions of community programs in Ohio, Kentucky, Texas, Utah, Oregon, California, New Jersey, Maryland, Arizona, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, as well as major national programs such as Job Corps and the Youth Service and Conservation Corps, are presented.

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