Agenda, Scope, and Goals
This project aims to conduct a scan of programs and practices, including innovative approaches, aimed at improving education and employment outcomes for disconnected young people. It will assess the state of the evidence related to these programs and practices and identify gaps where good evidence does not yet exist. The results of this scan and evidence assessment can inform future decisions about funding services, coordinating them, and delivering them to this population, and identify future research needs. The project will answer the following research questions:
- What programs and practices are aimed at improving education and employment outcomes for disconnected young people?
- What is the state of the evidence on programs and practices to improve education and employment outcomes for disconnected young people?
- Where are there gaps in the evidence and how can those gaps be filled?
The study will produce an interactive compendium of programs serving disconnected young people, which is expected to be available in the winter of 2021. An evidence map — which will document and represent what is known about evidence-based, evidence-informed, and emerging practices to reconnect young people to school and work, along with gaps in that knowledge — will follow in the winter of 2022.