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Building Pathways to Postsecondary Education for Youth Involved in the Justice System

11/06/2013 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM ET




For young people involved in the justice system, navigating a pathway into and through postsecondary education and the workforce is often met with a range of barriers including social stigmatization arising from court involvement, lack of access to resources and services, low expectations of educational success, lack of employment opportunities, probation and parole requirements that do not support postsecondary goals, and gaps in academic attainment and college readiness. 

This webinar will feature a discussion of NYEC’s recent report “Promoting Postsecondary Success of Court-Involved Youth: Lessons from the NYEC Postsecondary Success Pilot” and include presentations from profiled programs.  Speakers will include Yelena Nemoy, National Youth Employment Coalition; Sophia Morel, Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services(CASES); and Patricia Gill, Senior Program Associate, Center for Workforce Development, Institute for Educational Leadership.

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co-sponsored by the National Youth Employment Coalition

AYPF will also host a webinar in December about postsecondary pathways for foster youth.  Details are forthcoming.

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