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Relationships Come First: How Four Career Development and Workforce Readiness Programs Prepare Young People for Work and Life

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Author: 
Elizabeth Pufall Jones
Sean Flanagan
Jonathan F. Zaff
Craig McClay
Michelle Hynes et al.
Year: 
2016
Type of Research: 
External Research
Publisher: 
America's Promise Alliance
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FROM THE REPORT'S OVERVIEW:

This report provides a summary of several bodies of literature that have shaped career development interventions for young people, describes each career development and workforce readiness program in more detail, and shares findings and common themes that emerged across program sites.

FINDING 1. Relationships come first.

FINDING 2. Webs of support are integral to the program design.

FINDING 3. Relationships endure and extend beyond the program.

FINDING 4. Relationship-building approaches differ depending on who the program serves.

For more, see: http://www.americaspromise.org/resource/relationships-come-first