Connecting to opportunity: lessons on adapting interventions for young people experiencing homelessness or systems involvement

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Author: Treskon, Louisa; Wasserman, Kyla; Ho, Vicky


The Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential (LEAP) initiative, a nationwide project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation in the US, aims to improve education and employment outcomes for young people ages 15 to 25 who have been involved in the child welfare and justice systems or who are experiencing homelessness. Young people eligible for LEAP are likely to be disconnected from school and work, and face added challenges that stem directly from their systems involvement or homelessness, including disrupted schooling, housing instability, limited family support, and trauma. LEAP seeks to reduce...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Disadvantaged; Participation; Employment

Keywords: Youth program; Program evaluation; Youth at risk; Education and training opportunity; Employability

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: [New York, New York]: MDRC, 2019

Physical description: [150] p. (report) + vii, 16 p. (executive summary)

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Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 137.1098

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