MDRC is leading an evaluation of JPMorgan Chase’s Summer Youth Employment Program, a national program that aims to help economically disadvantaged and out-of-school youth enter the labor market and pursue economic mobility. MDRC will conduct semi-structured interviews with program staff at 27 grantee sites and collect aggregate-level program data from each site.
Our early research focuses on the following questions:
- What are similarities and variations across program sites?
- What components define a high-quality summer youth employment program?
- What are promising innovative approaches to summer youth employment programming?
- How does summer youth employment programming affect outcomes for participating youth?