Nationwide nearly 5 million youth between the ages of 16 and 24 are considered “disconnected,” meaning not in school or the workforce. The overall rate of disconnection is 12 percent—or nearly 1 in 8 youth—and even higher in rural counties, as well as among African American, Native American and Hispanic youth.
Join the National Association of Counties, in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and your peers for a two-part peer virtual learning series focused on a dual approach to explore how to best support disconnected youth. Participants in this two-part series will first expand their abilities to make data-informed decisions to serve disconnected youth. In the second session, participants will deepen their understanding of how to generate and activate effective partnerships that will lead to programs and policies to serve disconnected youth. Participants are expected to participate in both sessions through an interactive virtual meeting platform (Zoom).
Part I: Harnessing Data to Serve Disconnected Youth
January 25, 2019, 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM EST
Part II: Utilizing Effective Partnerships to Serve Disconnected Youth
February 1, 2019, 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM EST
At the end of this series, participants will learn how to effectively initiate and enhance collaboration with strategic partners; analyze strategies that have application within counties; identify data sources that indicate measurements of disconnected youth; learn how to effectively communicate and address the challenges of disconnected youth; and connect with other county leaders to reflect and exchange learning experiences.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and will be capped at 15 participants. No more than two individuals from the same county may attend. Please take into account that a modest amount of pre-work is required prior to the two-part virtual learning session, details to follow.
Please note: the two-part peer exchange will be virtual, so a webcam is required. Please contact Sofia Ferber at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.