Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Improving Education and Employment for Disadvantaged Young Men: Proven and Promising Strategies

The authors review the evidence based on youth development policies for adolescents, programs seeking to improve educational attainment and employment for in-school youth, and programs that try to "reconnect" those who are out of school and frequently out of work to identify programmatic strategies that are promising or proven based on rigorous evaluations. They conclude that policy efforts need to promote a range of approaches to engage and reconnect youth, and to encourage ongoing evaluation efforts to improve understanding of what works, including which program components, for whom.

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: La Follette School Working Paper No. 2010-017
  • Author(s): Carolyn J. Heinrich and Harry J. Holzer