What Works for Youth Workers? Next Gen’s ‘Lessons Learned’

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In 2007, the Next Generation Youth Work Coalition launched its Clear Policies for Career Pathways initiative to identify efforts under way across the nation to establish work force development systems for youth workers. The report presents several practical, system-building strategies under way in Illinois, Missouri, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Vermont, New York City, Baltimore, and Long Beach and San Diego, to address issues surrounding youth worker compensation, retention, education and working conditions. Free, 11 pages. (202) 207-3333, http://forumfyi.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/Next%20Gen%20Lessons%20Learned%20Final.pdf.