An Innovative Approach to Preparing Students for College and Careers: YouthForce NOLA

This paper from MDRC highlights the work of YouthForce NOLA, which works to prepare New Orleans public high school students for post-secondary education and careers in three in-demand local industries: health sciences, creative media and technology, and skilled crafts. The paper provides an overview of the main principles and elements essential to creating a career pathway for high school-aged youth. MDRC is currently completing an implementation evaluation of the program.
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April, 2018
April 2018
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  • Employment
  • Education and Training
    • Career Pathways
    • Post-secondary Education
  • Special Populations
    • Youth in Transition