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Framework for Preparing Low-Income Youth for Green Jobs and Green Careers

By Sally T. Prouty, President and CEO of The Corps Network
Huffington Post

One of the biggest challenges in today's world is figuring out how to connect people to jobs. While there's probably not a universal solution to this problem, today I am happy to write about what I believe to be at least one positive development for young Americans.

Recent funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation has supported an effort that involved numerous stakeholders in a process of figuring out how best to prepare young men and women for success in the world of green jobs. Many of these young people are low-income and disconnected, meaning that they have disengaged from school and are struggling to find a way into the economic mainstream. Some six million strong -- they represent an untapped resource. Nonetheless, even though many of these young people are seeking second chances, they need significant support to succeed.

Based on input from 35 stakeholder organizations and six federal agencies, significant research, and an ever-changing climate in the world of green jobs, The Corps Network and several principal partners -- Center on Wisconsin Strategy, Green For All, and The Academy for Educational Development -- are pleased to release a new publication that has resulted from our efforts titled A Green Career Pathways Framework: Postsecondary and Employment Success for Low-Income, Disconnected Youth.

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