Youth Investment Council

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The role of the Youth Investment Council is to establish and implement a strategic plan for developing a system of youth services capable of preparing youth for further education and future employment.

The Youth Investment Council is responsible for developing a comprehensive, integrated and coordinated system of youth services that effectively prepares young people for higher education and future employment.

Goals and Objectives

favicon-03.png Developing and communicating a strategic vision for how the local area will ensure that its targeted youth are adequately prepared for education and employment opportunities. This vision is comprehensive and integrates all educational, employment and supportive service resources.

favicon-03.png Developing policies grounded in best practices for youth that support the State and local vision.

favicon-03.png Setting standards of service that clearly communicate high expectations, accountability and a focus on youth customers. These standards integrate best practices in youth and workforce development and focus specifically on ensuring that youth have the opportunity to develop career plans that will engage them in life-long learning and future employment.

favicon-03.png Development of a Youth Investment Strategic Plan.

favicon-03.png Engaging an ongoing dialogue with all stakeholders—businesses, schools, youth providers, parents and youth themselves—to identify needs, possible gaps in service and to map available resources.

favicon-03.png Forging strong partnerships with the K-12 system, providing resources about careers and labor market information and ensuring that youth and parents have the information they need to make informed choices about their education and future employment.

favicon-03.png Setting service priorities and determining how resources can best be used to meet the needs of young people.

favicon-03.png Coordinating local resources, programs and policies with Federal, State and Regional initiatives to make the most effective use of funds.

Mission Statement

To establish and implement a strategic plan for developing a system of youth services capable of preparing youth for further education and future employment.