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What Works for Youth Workers? Next Gen's "Lessons Learned"

In 2007, the Next Generation Youth Work Coalition launched the Clear Policies for Career Pathways project to identify and build upon efforts underway around the country to establish comprehensive workforce development systems for the youth work field. Nine cities and states joined together in a learning community to focus directly on improved compensation and working conditions for youth workers. This report, "Lessons Learned," describes a variety of practical, system-building strategies underway across the sites. By pushing beyond the traditional discussion of professional development to intentionally address issues like compensation, retention and education in the field of youth work, these states and communities are taking the workforce development conversation to a new level.

Publishing Date: 
August 27, 2008
Next Gen Lessons Learned Final.pdf202.94 KB
LandscapeMappingSurvey_July08.doc43.5 KB
YouthWorkerSurvey.xls860 KB