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Teach Youth Radio

This website, created by Youth Radio, provides lessons and activities for engaging youth in writing commentary and all aspects what journalists do, such as "fact checking."

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Career Launch Toolkit

A partnership between Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the Gap Foundation, this guide provides teens with practical training and information about getting a first job and developing the skills needed to keep the job. The guide also has activities to help youth think about future career ambitions, and map out a plan to help them get there.

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The Career Ready Practices

This handout lists and describes the Common Career Technical Core (CCTC), the result of a state-led initiative to establish a set of rigorous, high-quality benchmark standards for Career Technical Education (CTE) that states can voluntarily adopt. Forty two states, the District of Columbia and Palau have supported the development stage of the CCTC.

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Career Clusters Interest Survey

A tool that can be used with students to help them begin to identify career clusters aligned with their skills, personal qualities, and interests.

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The After-School Apprenticeship Program Toolkit.

This publication is a toolkit that describes the After School Apprenticeship Program (ASAP), an after-school strategy that connects teens with career experts, and builds real world skills that prepare them for college and careers. Launched in 2008, ASAP offers teens stipended eight-week apprenticeships where they learn a craft alongside a master practitioner, followed by six week paid summer internships where students apply the skills that they have acquired working with younger kids as coaches, umpires, lifeguards and arts instructors. The publication also provides importance guidance for program replication.

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MLK Serviceworks Bootcamp

This guide provides resources for developing community service activities for Martin Luther King Day that also combine career education.

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